There are some bands who come right out and say the release date of their new album (Death Cab For Cutie, Kintsugi announced sometime this January and available as of March 31st), others who will bombard us with publicity stints up until the album actually drops (Madonna, Rebel Heart, available as of March 6th: album was leaked sometime in December 2014 forcing Madge to rush early releases of 6 new songs before the new album was officially announced followed by an intrusive Instagram campaign with numerous artists replicating the Rebel Heart cover-art). And then there are the bands that like to build up hype around a looming release by teasing us with the date and/or if they even have a new release in store.
The Aussie boys of Indie Alt-Pysch band, Tame Impala have been on the road for the better part of a year and have had fans wondering when to expect to hear new material. That question was answered earlier this month, well almost: on April 4th cover art and the name for Tame Impala's 3rd LP was released and on April 5th they released a single, Cause I'm a Man, from the upcoming album Currents.
|Tame Impala @ The Fox Theater 11/15/2014|
Photo by Marc Fong
As their festival sets continue to stack up (including OSL 2015), a definite release date has yet to be announced but I bet fans attending said fests will enjoy some more new tunes from Tame Impala until then.
It's been 3 years since Icelandic band, Of Monsters and Men hit the scene with their folkie debut, My Head is an Animal and with an onslaught of tour dates lined up (including LIVE105's BFD 2015), it seemed like they were teasing with a possible Sophomore album that may or may not be out soon.
Low and behold on March 16th OMAM made the announcement that Beneath the Skin is slated to be released on June 9th. Fans who pre-order the album get a digital copy of the album's first single, "Crystals"!
Another Australian band, Atlas Genius have been a big tease, posting pictures on social media bragging about the completion of their next album and traveling to New York to finish mixing the illusive new album but no further details have been released!
They have also been talking up some summer gigs (including LIVE105's BFD) so maybe showgoers will get more info about the new Atlas Genius album!