Tame Impala return with a feisty jubilation on ‘Patience’

New Sounds: Kevin Parker and his crew set a slick groove for festival season with Tame Impala's first new music since 2015

Photo Credit: Matt Sav

It’s no secret that Tame Impala’s Saturday night headlining set at Boston Calling is expected to be one of the defining moments of Memorial Day weekend. Today (March 22), just 10 weeks from the fest’s kickoff, we know Kevin Parker and his crew won’t be up there on stage riding a nostalgia wave, as we awake on this Friday to a glimmering new Tame Impala tune called “Patience.”

It’s the first bit of Tame Impala music since 2015’s Currents, and you can stream it below on Spotify via Interscope Records.

“The track is a lyrical meditation on life’s cycles and phases that ascends to an overwhelmingly blissed out zenith, as our protagonist makes peace with the transience of time,” states the track description. “It’s a potent hint at the infinite possibilities for future Tame Impala.”


That future, in addition to Boston Calling, includes a March 30 appearance on Saturday Night Live, and headlining sets at next month’s Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival and August’s Lollapalooza. Get all the Tame Impala live appearances after the jump.

Tame Impala Live Dates
April 13 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Indio, CA
April 20 – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival – Indio,CA
May 02 – Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN
May 03 – ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NC
May 05 – Shaky Knees Music Festival – Atlanta, GA
May 06 – St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, FL
May 07 – Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater – Miami Beach FL
May 11 – Corona Capital Festival – Guadalajara, Mexico
May 25 – Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA
May 31 – Primavera Festival – Barcelona, Spain
June 01 – We Love Green – Paris, France
June 05 – Garden – Gotenberg, Sweden
June 06 – NorthSide – Aarhus, Denmark
June 21 – Hurricane Festival – Sheebel, Germany
June 22 – Southside Festival – Neuhausen ob eck, Germany
June 26 – Glasonbury – Pilton, England
August 01-04 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
August 09 – Flow Festival – Helsinki, Finland
August 14 – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, Belgium
August 15 – La Route Du Rock – Rennes, France
August 16 – Lowlands Festival – Walibi Holland, Netherlands