Tame Impala Announce Album Details and Debut New Track

It’s safe to say that anticipation for Tame Impala‘s third album has reached its pinnacle. Earlier this week, a track list was leaked, as well as a supposed release date, by someone paying way too much attention to iTunes in a foreign country. Today, we have the confirmed track list (below) and release date for Currents, Tame Impala’s upcoming release for Interscope Records, releasing in the U.S. on July 17.

The album is available for pre-order at midnight tonight (Eastern Standard Time), and will include the three tracks we’ve heard from the group thus far as instant downloads (“Let It Happen” / “‘Cause I’m A Man” / “Disciples”), plus the track the group has shared with us today, “Eventually” tameimpala-eventually-560x560

Currents was written, recorded and produced by frontman Kevin Parker in Western Australia. The album is a glimpse into the changes that have taken course in the singer and multi-instrumentalist’s life since the formation of Tame Impala five years ago. This motif has already appeared in all three of Tame Impala’s previously released songs from Currents, and the fourth holds true to this as well. Parker sings of a difficult emotional moment, and the lyrics are incredibly visceral: “Wish I could turn you back into a stranger / ‘Cause If I was never in your life / You wouldn’t have to change this / But I know that I’ll be happier / And I know you will too”

Not only are Parker’s lyrics taking center stage, but his vocals are as well. It’s difficult to say if the singer has become more confident in his own voice, or if the vocals are simply more prominent as a result of the tightened production in the guitars and other instruments, usually scuzzy and echoing in reverb. Regardless of Parker’s confidence level, it’s fairly clear that Currents will give us the clearest glimpse into the singer’s mind of any Tame Impala album to date.


1. Let It Happen

2. Nangs

3. The Moment

4. Yes I’m Changing

5. Eventually

6. Gossip

7.The Less I know The Better

8. Past Life

9. Disciples

10. Cause I’m A Man

11. Reality In Motion

12. Love/Paranoia

13. New Person, Same Old Mistakes


Fri May 8 – Levitation Fest – Austin, TX

Sat May 9 – Civic Theatre, New Orleans, LA – SOLD OUT

Sun May 10 – Shaky Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA

Mon May 11 – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – SOLD OUT

Wed May 13 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN – SOLD OUT

Thurs May 14 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI

Fri May 15 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL   – SOLD OUT

Sat May 16 – The LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH

Mon May 18 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI

Tues May 19 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON – SOLD OUT

Wed May 20 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – SOLD OUT

Thurs May 21 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC – SOLD OUT

Fri May 22 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA

Mon May 25 – Sasquatch! Festival – George, WA

Tues May 26 – Malkin Bowl – Vancouver, BC – SOLD OUT

Wed May 27 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR – SOLD OUT

Fri May 29 – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT

Sat May 30 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO – SOLD OUT

Sun May 31 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MS

Mon Jun 1 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MS

Wed Jun 3 – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA

Thurs Jun 4 – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH

Fri Jun 5 – Bunbury Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH

Fri Jun 7 – Governor’s Ball Festival – NYC, NY

Sat Jun 6 – Echostage – Washington D.C

Fri Jul 31 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL

Fri Aug 7 – Outside Lands Festival – San Francisco, CA

Fri Oct 2 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX

Fri Oct 9 – Austin City Limits – Austin, TX

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