Earlier this month we caught onto the puzzling and frustrating story of Tame Impala and the dubious amount of allegedly unpaid royalties the band believes it is owed. Since the eruption of the story, the band's publishing label, BMG, moved forward with a suit, which even surprised the band itself.

Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker, who broke the news during a Reddit AMA, was even caught off guard by it. During a discussion with Music.com/au, Parker said; "When it actually hit the surface, and everyone knew about it, I was as surprised. I didn't know they were going to sue anyone, I didn't know there was going to be any suing going on."

I knew there was some stuff going on, obviously," he continued. "And we knew it was going to happen, we knew something was on the horizon... we just didn't know what was going to happen with it. As far as I was concerned I'd written off that side of things, I'd heard that some money had gone missing, blah blah blah, that's all I really thought about it."

Under the current lawsuit, BMG notes that Modular, which had the rights to Tame Impala's music, as well as 13 other parties, are guilty "not only withholding the substantial royalty payments but ignoring legal advice to cease and desist selling operations with regard to Tame Impala's recordings in the lead-up to finally being served with papers filed with the New York Southern District Court early last month."

The suit is ongoing. Tame Impala's next studio album Currents is due out July 17th. Watch the recently released Muppet-centric video for 'Cause I'm A Man' below.