It’s been 16 years since Australian electronic group The Avalanches released an album, but they’ve returned with a vengeance — and a whole lot of guest artists.
In 2000, the band put out their first full-length album, Since I Left You, which they made entirely out of samples from thrifted vinyl records. They can’t say the same about their second record, Wildflower, due out on July 8: Its tracklist is stacked with guest artists from Father John Misty to Toro y Moi to Biz Markie.
The Avalanches unveiled the album’s first single, “Frankie Sinatra,” on Zane Lowe’s "Beats 1 Radio" show last night (June 1). It features guest verses from Danny Brown and MF Doom, marking the first time the band has released music with original vocals. There’s also a Sound of Music interlude, just for fun.
“Frankie Sinatra” also comes with a completely wild video in which a whole town trips out on acid-spiked milkshakes.
Did we mention how cool it is to hear Danny Brown rap over a tuba?