Tame Impala - Lonerism

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Lonerism is the second studio album by Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala, originally released in October 2012 via Modular Recording and Fiction Records.

The origins of Tame Impala can be found in the Perth music scene. Kevin Parker played in a number of bands, one being the Dee Dee Dums, a rock duo that consisted of Parker (guitar) and Luke Epstein (drums). Tame Impala emerged in 2007 as Parker's home-recording project, and he posted a number of tracks on Myspace. This brought interest from a number of labels and eventually, he signed with Modular Recordings. To transfer these recordings to a live-stage, Parker enlisted the help of Dominic Simper (bass) and Jay Watson (drums) and began playing at some local gigs.

Like the Perth band's debut studio album, Innerspeaker, Lonerism was written, recorded, performed, and produced by Kevin Parker, with live member Jay Watson contributing on two tracks. Recorded mostly in Perth, but also in Paris, France, Lonerism builds on the psychedelic sound of its predecessor by featuring fewer guitars and more synthesisers and samples.  

After the release of their widely successful Innerspeaker, the band had already begun working on a follow-up. In an interview with Triple J talking about their debut album's recent nomination for the J Award, Parker stated that they have secretly been recording a new album. "Jay and I have been recording pretty compulsively and album number two is nearing potential completion already and I'm so excited about it that I'm having trouble keeping myself from telling you all about it". This came as a big surprise as this was said only months after the release of Innerspeaker.

Parker revealed that the album title and general themes of isolation and introspection were selected when "We were touring so much and doing all these gigs and going to places with people. It reminded me of when I was a kid trying to be social and trying to be a people person and realising that I'm not. The last years of touring and me being a people person is just something that's not in my blood."

Lonerism received critical acclaim upon release, and many critics ranked it among the best albums of 2012. It reached #4 on the charts in Australia, #14 in the United Kingdom, and #34 in the United States. It has sold over 210,000 copies in the United States, and is certified platinum in Australia and silver in the UK. At the 2013 ARIA Awards, Lonerism won Best Rock Album and Album of the Year, while at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album. 

Check out a couple of tracks from the album:  "Mind Mischief", "Elephant", and "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards".

This double album 2LP record set is a reissue (December 2014) on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve, pressed in Europe.

(602537953004)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Track

Time

A1        

Be Above It

3:22

A2

Endors Toi

3:06

A3

Apocalypse Dreams

5:57

B1

Mind Mischief

4:31

B2

Music To Walk Home By

5:12

B3

Why Won't They Talk To Me?

4:46

C1

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

3:13

C2

Keep On Lying

5:54

C3

Elephant

3:31

D1

She Just Won't Believe Me

0:57

D2

Nothing That Has Happened So Far Has Been Anything We Could Control

6:01

D3

Sun's Coming Up

5:20

 

SKU 602537953004
Record Label Fiction Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 3795300
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 12 December 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 05 October 2012
Barcode # 602537953004
Shipping Weight 0.5200kg
Shipping Width 0.008m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000789000m3
Type New
Format Double Album 2LP Records, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Genre Psychedelic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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