The long wait for Tame Impala’s Currents is over… a week ahead of schedule. The psychedelic rock outfit’s third album is available for streaming through an apparent exclusive with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s digital music site, well before the official July 17 release via Universal.
The new album, unauthorized leaks for which have appeared online in recent days, is the followup to 2012’s Lonerism and 2010’s InnerSpeaker, both of which won a trove of awards and critical plaudits and positioned band-leader Kevin Parker as a bright, young sonic master.
Parker and co. have been drip-feeding tracks from Currents ahead of the big day. The first track “Let It Happen” arrived in March, and was followed by the first official single “‘Cause I’m a Man”. Parker then unleashed the fuzz-rock number “Disciples” and, in May, the quietly epic “Eventually” dropped. Earlier this month, Parker’s team shared a behind-the-scenes clip tracing the album’s recording.
Where Lonerism and InnerSpeaker transported listeners back to a time in the ’60s, on Currents Parker showcases a knack for shaping intelligent pop songs which have more in common with the ’80s. Listen to the album here.