Psych Rock Gods Tame Impala Release Epic New Single "Let It Happen"

Psych Rock Gods Tame Impala Release Epic New Single "Let It Happen"

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Today was GLORIOUS. 

The temperature was a warm fuckawintercoat Degree Celcius; causing me to loose my shit and get my Beyonce going on.

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Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson SLAYED on the Valentino runway as Derek Zoolander and Hansel; causing Anna Wintour to actually look happy for about 2.3 seconds and everyone to get excited about Zoolander 2

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And to finish it all off, Aussie psych rock band Tame Impala decided it was time the world hear a new tune after letting us survive off their albums Lonerism and Innerspeaker for the past 3 fucking years on repeat. NOT that it’s been a long time or anything.

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First the band teased fans with a cryptic-but-not-really post via their Instagram:

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Shortly thereafter, eargasms erupted across the globe as they released “Let It Happen”; an 8 minute psychedelic delight of distortion and reverb with singer Kevin Parker’s shoegaze vocals balancing it all out. Half way through the song you fall through what I deemed a “Synth rabbit hole” which can only be a preview of the new “less rock/more electronic” sound the boys were claiming to be taking with their new album; who’s release date has yet to be given. I will admit I cringed, HEAVILY, when Tame came out with this news last fall. But after hearing this recent single, the psych rock obsessed fangirl in me is keeping hope alive that the new album won’t stray too far from fans’ comfort zone. The new song is available for free download on their site because it’s always nice to share the love with us poor folks. (No but seriously, my bank account will make you cry.) 

And as if that wasn’t enough, the band also released the dates and locations for their North American tour kicking off next month, and thankfully stopping in Montreal on May 20th. Peep below:

04-08 Pomona, California - The Fox Theatre
04-10 Indio, California - Coachella
04-17 Indio, California - Coachella
05-08 Austin, Texas - Austin Psych Fest
05-09 New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre 
05-10 Atlanta, Georgia - Shaky Knees Music Festival
05-11 Nashville, TN -Ryman Auditorium
05-13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
05-14 Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theatre
05-15 Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
05-16 Columbus, OH - LC Pavilion
05-18 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
05-19 Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
05-20 Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
05-22 Boston, MA - Boston Calling
05-25 Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Festival 2015
05-26 Vancouver, British Columbia - Malkin Bowl
05-27 Portland, OR - Roseland Ballroom
05-29 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
05-30 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
05-31 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre 
06-01 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
06-03 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
06-04 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
06-05 Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival 2015
06-06 Washington, D.C. - Echostage
06-07 New York, NY - Gov Ball Randalls Island
08-20 Viana Do Castelo, Portugal - Paredes de Coura
09-04-06 Dorset, England - End of the Road Festival
09-04-06 Dublin, Ireland - Electric Picnic
09-06 Co. Laois, Ireland - Stradbally Hall
09-08 Glasgow, Scotland - Barrowland
09-09 Liverpool, England - Olympia
09-10-13 Downend, England - Bestival
09-13 Berlin, Germany - Lollapalooza

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