Tame Impala‘s forthcoming album Currents is coming soon via Interscope. Last night, frontman Kevin Parker sat down for an Ask Me Anything on Reddit, during which he laid out the trappings of the pop-influenced record and told some crazy stories. When asked by a fan what kind of questions Parker preferred, the frontman replied “I’m waiting for someone to ask me if they can hear a new song…!” Obviously, the Redditors did, so now we’ve got “Disciples”, the latest Currents track to be revealed after “Let It Happen” and “‘Cause I’m a Man”. Listen below.
Parker’s extensive AMA also touched upon Kanye West (“Second guessing and hesitation and doubt are such inhibitors for artists, especially these days. I can’t help but think that Kanye has found the antidote”) and the time Sean Lennon told Parker he sang just like his dad (“Honestly, I NEVER heard it [the similarity] myself,” the frontman swears).
And then there’s his tale of band’s run-in with Mac Demarco at Coachella, which involved dildos and hot tubs. “Mac is a great guy,” Parker recalls, “he and his croneys are loose units. I left coachella in their van and they were waving [a] HUGE dildo out the window at passerbys. Then we ended up in his jacuzzi somehow.” Sounds fun!
Read the whole thing here.