Tame Impala released a five-track EP on Thursday, which contains three new original tracks and a pair of remixes stemming from their latest studio album in 2015’s Currents. Titled Currents B-Sides & Remixes, the warm-sounding EP is part of their latest album’s extended collectors edition, which is scheduled to arrive on Friday, Nov. 17.
The three new tracks heard on the release are titled “List of People (To Try And Forget About),” “Powerlines” and “Taxi’s Here.” According to the band’s primary producer, songwriter, singer and guitarist Kevin Parker, “List of People” was originally composed prior to the Currents sessions, when he was still in the process of working on their 2012 Lonerism LP.
“I guess one of the reasons it didn’t end up on the album is because it was started on so early and I was so over it by the time I was finishing the album,” Parker told Beats1 Radio host Zane Lowe on Thursday. “But by the time I got to finish it I was really satisfied with it as a song, and as a chunk of my creativity and emotion and stuff.”
The band announced the collector’s edition of Currents on their social media outlets late last month. In addition to the new EP, the deluxe edition will include a red-marbled vinyl of the album with alternate artwork, a poster and “a zine of images and scribbles offering a candid glimpse into the making of the album.
It should come as no surprise that it has taken a few years for Parker and company to put together a deluxe edition worthy of their 2015 psych-rock masterpiece. They’ve spent most of their time since then out on the road, touring heavily in support of what has been their highest acclaimed album, winning “Best Rock Album” and “Album of the Year” at the 2016 Grammys. The band’s last public performance came earlier this year at New York’s Panorama Music Festival on July 29.