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Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) has officially announced his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush out via Fiction Records. The Slow Rush was recorded between Los Angeles and Parker’s studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia. The twelve tracks were recorded, produced and mixed by Parker. The Slow Rush is Parker’s deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you’re looking at your phone, it’s a paean to creation and destruction and the unending cycle of life. Parker told the New York Times earlier this year, “A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards. I’m being swept by this notion of time passing. There’s something really intoxicating about it.” The album cover was created in collaboration with photographer Neil Krug and features a symbol of humanity all but swallowed whole by the surrounding environment, as though in the blink of an eye.

Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents was released in 2015 earning him a BRIT Award for Best International Group, a second GRAMMY nomination and went platinum in Australia, Gold in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Netherlands and Belgium, and enjoyed word-wide critical acclaim. The New York Times labeled it a "a tour de force" and Pitchfork said, "nearly every proper song on 'Currents' is a revelatory statement of Parker's range and increasing expertise as a producer, arranger, songwriter, and vocalist while maintaining the essence of Tame Impala." NPR noted, "[Parker] advocates for constant reinvention... That commitment to evolution helps make Tame Impala an unlikely but worthy candidate for major stardom."


STAFF COMMENTS

Andy says: Less dense, more varied than its predecessor, "The Slow Rush" feels like a combination of the looser, more meandering aspects of Kevin's earlier work, but with the stunning song-craft and the blissed-out production values of "Currents".

FORMAT INFORMATION

2xColoured LP Info: Double dark forest green coloured vinyl, includes folded A3 poster.

2xIndies Exclusive LP Info: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT EDITION TO THE ONE BEING SOLD ON THE TAME IMPALA WEBSITE.
Indies exclusive double red and light blue coloured vinyl (one disc red, one disc light blue), includes folded A3 poster.

2xLP Info: Standard double black vinyl, includes folded A3 poster.

Modular is proud to announce that West Australia’s psych warriors Tame Impala will return with their new album 'Lonerism'.

Again recorded and produced almost entirely by Kevin Parker in studios, planes, hotels and homes around the world, and mixed by the trailblazing Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips / MGMT), 'Lonerism'’s sound is not so much Tame Impala's sound 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. This is 60s / 70s psychedelic rock reborn and reinvented for 2012. A future classic!



With previous sought-after single releases on Hole In The Sky and Modular, hotly regarded Australian psych-rock outfit Tame Impala finally deliver their debut long player, "Innerspeaker". The album delivers a heady swirling mix of 60s psych influences such as Love, Cream and a general West Coast stoner rock vibe, mixed in with contemporary acts like Animal Collective and Dungen, all underpinned with an infectious melodic and at times quite poppy groove. The guitars are fuzzy and the vocals washed to the back of the mix, giving an overall feeling of being lifted from a "Nuggets" outakes LP.



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