Tame Impala’s new record, Currents, is one of the most anticipated releases of the year, but perusing the online store for the album startled me: The prices seemed abnormally high. Especially given Kevin Parker’s very chill take on how much music should cost, it seemed odd that vinyl would run between $43-$45, a CD would cost $19.99 and a digital download — usually around $9.99 in iTunes — would be $17.99.
Turns out it was merely a currency-related glitch: The Australian prices weren’t geo-targeting for the US. So don’t worry about that glitch; a vinyl will not, in fact, cost you almost $50. All is once again well in the realm of technicolor psychedelia. So far, the limited vinyl with prints has already sold out and that one was a worldwide pricing. However, the colored vinyl, CD, and digital download that was registering at Australian pricing are all still available, and the colored vinyl is available to purchase worldwide.
Here’s the band’s post reassuring fans on the subject:
If you’re on the fence about buying the album, I recommend listening to the four songs that have already been released: “Let It Happen,” “Cause I’m A Man,” “Disciples” and “Eventually.” Based on those songs alone, Currents definitely sounds like it’s shaping up to be one of the best releases of the year. Make sure to pre-order through your respective country’s store though.
Currents is out 7/17 on Interscope.