The Avalanches Snagged Some Amazing Guest Artists For Their First Album In 16 Years
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?