Tame Impala have gone from Australian indie-rock faves to mainstream psychedelic kings, mostly thanks to the thrilling production work from their third and latest album in 2015’s Currents. Two years after its initial release, the band announced on Monday evening that the 13-track album would finally be receiving a vinyl box set collector’s edition this fall.
The initial tease came on Monday afternoon when an image of the LP was shared on the band’s Instagram. The official announcement would arrive a few hours later in the form of an old video from 2014, featuring the band’s primary songwriter and singer Kevin Parker working in his home studio on what would eventually become one of the songs on the award-winning album. The announcement video can be watched above.
According the album’s pre-order page on the band’s website, the collector’s edition of Currents will ship out “around November 17, 2017.” Included in the box set will be a red-marbled vinyl with alternate artwork, a 12” featuring a pair of remixes, a 7” and "a flexi disc with three B-sides." The package also comes with a poster and “a zine of images and scribbles offering a candid glimpse into the making of 'Currents.'”
While the credit of the album goes to the band as a whole, the project was mostly a solo endeavor by Parker, who wrote, recorded, produced and mixed the Grammy-nominated album all by his lonesome. Perhaps that’s why he's since become one of the hottest producer options amongst some of today’s biggest pop sensations, including Lady Gaga, Miguel and, most recently, SZA, who is working on her next album with Parker and Mark Ronson.
Following the release of Currents in the U.S. in July 2015, Rihanna would feature her own cover of “Same Old Mistakes” on her hugely successful ANTI album, while Haim delivered their own remix cover of “Cause I’m A Man.”