Ahead of their headline slot at Coachella this weekend and next, Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) have released their new single, “Borderline.” The track debuted on Saturday Night Live on March 30 and is out now via Island Records Australia. LISTEN HERE. Undeniably a Tame Impala song, the blissful “Borderline” showcases the flourishes of House-inspired instrumentation first seen on the previously released “Patience.” The track features the lyrical introspection Parker has become known for, with an endlessly catchy internal call and response chorus.
In addition to Coachella, Tame Impala will headline Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, GA (May 5), Corona Capital (May 11), Boston Calling (May 25), Barcelona's Primavera Festival (May 31), Glastonbury (June 26), Splendour In The Grass (July 19-21), Lollapalooza (August 1-4) and more, with festival and headline dates planned throughout 2019. Full tour dates below.
Early Praise For "Patience"
"Pounding major-seventh piano chords like Todd Rundgren, using conga drums to punch up and punctuate synthesizer arpeggios, and hinting at Michael Jackson in his melodies, he comes to the realization that he’s “growing up in stages/living life in phases.” It’s an honest part of a long-term evolution." - The New York Times
""Patience" kicks off with a languorous bit of piano-house, synth lines imported straight from '80s Italy, a congo roll — perhaps the ones pictured on the album art — and, of course, glimmers of starry-eyed psychedelics. It's immediately infectious. Parker asks, almost coyly, "Has it been that long? Did I count the days wrong?" Yes, Kevin, it's been a while — but when the pay-off is this luxurious, who's counting?" - NPR
"“Patience” takes the sleek studio advances of Currents and leapfrogs further: If that album was where Kevin Parker went from a heady bedroom artist to the kind of songwriter and producer who shows up on a Rihanna album, then “Patience” shows him fully comfortable in his expanded horizons, reaching even further toward the stars." - Rolling Stone
Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album Currents was released in 2015 debuting #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and earning him a second GRAMMY nomination, a second APRA Song of the Yearaward for ‘Let It Happen’ and a Brit Award for Best International Band. The album received 5 ARIA Awards including ARIA Album of The Year and world-wide critical acclaim.
Hailing from Perth, Australia, he first toured the U.S. in 2010, playing small clubs for crowds of 200. A handful of trips to the U.S. later and thanks to the ravenous demand of fans for a transcendent live performance, Tame Impala has gone on to headline festivals and theaters around the world and released three full length albums - Innerspeaker, Lonerism and Currents. As a writer and producer Parker has collaborated with Travis Scott, SZA, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Kali Uchis, Theophilus London, Miguel, A$AP Rocky and more. Tame Impala has now accrued over 2.5 billion streams world-wide.
TAME IMPALA TOUR DATES April 13 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA April 20 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio,CA May 02 - Ascend Amphitheatre - Nashville, TN May 03 - ExploreAsheville.com Arena - Asheville, NC May 05 - Shaky Knees Music Festival - Atlanta, GA May 06 - St. Augustine Amphitheater - St. Augustine, FL May 07 - Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami Beach FL May 11 - Corona Capital Festival - Guadalajara, MEXICO May 25 - Boston Calling Festival - Boston, MA May 31 - Primavera Festival - Barcelona, SPAIN June 01 - We Love Green - Paris, FRANCE June 05 - Garden - Gotenberg, SWEDEN June 06 - NorthSide - Aarhus, DENMARK June 08 - 02 Arena - London, UK June 21 - Hurricane Festival - Sheebel, GERMANY June 22 - Southside Festival - Neuhausen ob eck, GERMANY June 24 - Empress Ballroom - Blackpool, UK June 26 - 3Arena - Dublin, IRELAND June 26 - Glastonbury - Pilton, ENGLAND July 19-21 - Splendour In The Grass - Wooyung - AUSTRALIA August 01-04 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL August 13 - Parkbühne Wuhlheide – Berlin, GERMANY August 09 - Flow Festival - Helsinki, FINLAND August 14 - Pukkelpop - Hasselt, BELGIUM August 15 - La Route Du Rock - Rennes, FRANCE August 16 - Lowlands Festival - Walibi Holland, NETHERLANDS