Tame Impala’s 2012 sophomore effort Lonerism will be released as a box set, in celebration of the landmark album’s tenth birthday.
Tame Impala has today (February 15) announced the upcoming release of a Lonerism box set, in honour of the album’s 10-year anniversary. The announcement comes just months after the 2012 album — Impala’s second overall — marked a decade since its release in late-2022. The three LP box set will include a specialty 24-page booklet, as well as unreleased Lonerism demos and previously unheard sessions demos.
The Lonerism box set will be available on May 26, with pre-orders accessible now here. Last October, Impala celebrated the album’s initial birthday with a performance at California’s Desert Daze festival, during which Lonerism was played in its entirety. Around the same time, Impala — a music project led by Kevin Parker — reflected on the album’s significance in an anniversary Instagram post.
“In a way, it’s when I truly discovered myself as an artist,” Parker wrote. “I had this new sense of purpose…calling…whatever you want to call it. I had finally given myself permission to let music take over my being completely… So I had this new sense of creative freedom.” The album featured the singles Mind Mischief, Feels Like We Only Go Backwards, Elephant, and Apocalypse Dreams, and was recorded mostly in Perth and Paris.
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In a 2021 retrospective on Lonerism — which won the 2013 ARIA Award Album of the Year — Happy Mag wrote: “Lonerism experimented, indulged and rewrote the rules. Riding high on momentum and critical acclaim from his head spinning debut, Kevin Parker returned confident, inspired and disarmingly earnest.”
Tame Impala’s most recent album, The Slow Rush, arrived in 2020. Since then, the producer has contributed a reimagining of the Elvis Presley song Edge Of Reality to the soundtrack of the singer’s 2022 eponymous film by Baz Luhrman, and featured alongside Bootie Brown on the Gorillaz track New Gold.
The box set of Lonerism will be available on May 26 via Impala’s website, as well as select stores JB HI-FI, Sanity and The Sound Of Vinyl.