Modular is proud to announce that Australian psych warriors Tame Impala will return with their new album 'Lonerism', to be released globally this October 2012.
Again recorded and produced almost entirely by Kevin Parker in studios, planes, hotels and homes around the world, and mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips / MGMT), 'Lonerism''s sound is not so much reinvented as completely redrafted and stretched way, way out. It's a quantum leap forward for the band, the seeds of which were sown shortly after their debut album 'Innerspeaker' was mixed.
Featuring twelve new songs, 'Lonerism''s most apparent advance is in its synthesizers - there's swathes of them cutting melancosmic shapes across almost every track. There's still the searing guitar lines, bouldering drums, free bass and of course Parker's voice, but now there's heavily mournful pads and sunshine lead lines from an army of analogue explorers in the mix.
'Lonerism' follows on from their 2010 'Innerspeaker' debut which was welcomed by fans the world over and won Tame Impala many critical nods including both Rolling Stone Australia and Triple J's Album Of The Year, a top 50 placing in the Best of 2010 lists of Pitchfork and Stereogum, as well as a touring schedule with highlights such as Coachella, Glastonbury, Big Day Out, Roskilde, Summersonic and T In The Park.
Tame Impala can also reveal that their first single from 'Lonerism', 'Elephant', will be making its official premiere later in July.
Stay tuned for more 'Lonerism' news, including artwork, tracklisting, and pre-order info to be announced shortly, plus CD, vinyl, digital, and Deluxe Box Set details.
Tame Impala will be touring throughout Europe and the US later this year. Upcoming EU/UK dates are as follows:
Sun 14 Oct. Cologne, Germany - Gebaude 9
Mon 15 Oct. Paris, France - Bataclan
Tue 16 Oct. Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
Wed 17 Oct. Hamburg, Germany - Gruenspan
Fri 19 Oct. Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
Sat 20 Oct, Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
Mon 22 Oct. Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega
Tue 23 Oct. Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
Thu 25 Oct. Vienna, Austria - Fluc
Fri 26 Oct. Milan, Italy - Magazzini Generali
Sat 27 Oct. Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
Mon 29 Oct. Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Tue 30 Oct. London, UK - Brixton Academy -
Thu 01 Nov. Manchester, UK - Ritz -
Fri 02 Nov. Sheffield, UK - Leadmill -
Sat 03 Nov. Glasgow, UK - ABC -