Australian psych-rockers Tame Impala will follow up their acclaimed 2012 LP Lonerism with a new album titled Currents, the band announced today. After unleashing the eight-minute epic "Let It Happen" in early March, Tame Impala also shared Currents' trippy cover art and official first single, the smooth, instantly infectious "'Cause I'm a Man."
Although revered for their psychedelic stylings and major riffs – Lonerism brazenly boasted a bonus track titled "Led Zeppelin" – the band's mastermind Kevin Parker is not shy about tackling different genres, from his recent collaborations with Mark Ronson on Uptown Special to Parker's open obsession with Britney Spears' music. "'Cause I'm a Man" is one such tonal shift as Tame Impala unleash a slow-burning, moody single that's just as delectable and unique as Lonerism standouts "Apocalypse Dreams" and "Music to Walk Home To."
"Sketched out in planes, cars, hotels and homes since the completion of Tame Impala's worldwide critically acclaimed Lonerism in 2012, ''Cause I'm a Man' and 'Let It Happen' were written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Kevin Parker in Fremantle, Western Australia," the band wrote in a press release. So far, no release date for Currents, the band's first album for Interscope, has been announced, but "'Cause I'm a Man" will be available to purchase digitally starting April 7th.
In addition to their new album, Tame Impala have also booked a two-month-long tour that kicks off April 8th and features stops at both Coachella weekends, the Sasquatch and Outside Lands fests and Governors Ball.
April 8 - Pomona, California @ The Fox Theatre
April 10 & 17 - Indio, California @ Coachella
May 8 - Austin, Texas @ Austin Psych Fest
May 9 - New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
May 10 - Atlanta, Georgia @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 11 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 14 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre
May 15 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
May 16 - Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
May 18 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 19 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
May 20 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
May 22 - Boston, MA @ Boston Calling
May 25 - Quincy, WA @ Sasquatch Festival
May 26 - Vancouver, BC @ Malkin Bowl
May 27 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
May 29 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
May 30 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 31 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theatre
June 1 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
June 3 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
June 4 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
June 5 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
June 6 - Washington, D.C. @ Echostage
June 7 - New York, NY @ Governors Ball
August 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands