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Tame Impala are an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parkerin 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music. As a touring act, the project consists of Parker (guitar, vocals), Jay Watson (synthesiser, vocals, guitar), Dominic Simper (guitar, synthesiser), Cam Avery (bass guitar, vocals), and Julien Barbagallo (drums, vocals). Previously signed to Modular Recordings, Tame Impala is signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK.
Currents is the third studio album by Australian psychedelic rock act Tame Impala, released on 17 July 2015 on Interscope Records. Like the group’s previous two albums, Currents was written, recorded, performed, and produced by primary member Kevin Parker. For the first time, Parker also mixed the music. It was also the first time that Parker recorded all instruments by himself; the album featured no other collaborations.
|1.||Let It Happen||7:46|
|4.||Yes I’m Changing||4:30|
|7.||The Less I Know The Better||3:38|
|10.||‘Cause I’m a Man||4:01|
|11.||Reality in Motion||4:12|
|13.||New Person, Same Old Mistakes|
Currents was preceded by the singles “Let It Happen”, “‘Cause I’m a Man”, “Disciples”, and “Eventually”. Like its predecessors, the album received critical acclaim. It became the group’s best charting release, debuting at number one in Australia, number three in the United Kingdom, and number four in the United States. Currents has sold 66,800 copies in North America, as of August 2015. It appeared on many critics’ year-end lists of the best albums of 2015. At the 2015 ARIA Music Awards, Currents was awarded Best Rock Album and Album of the Year.