When I mention The Avalanches, what memories does this conjure up?
The year is 2000, we are in Australia and The Avalanches had released their first album, “Since I Left You.” Where is the follow up since then? Will there be a follow up to these Australian iconic cult musicians? Well last night they released a mini documentary called Since They Left U. Is this hint of something in the line? Their tracks from their first album are made almost entirely using layered samples from dusty old vinyl records – an absolute blast of light pop without all the “dj” bullshit.
They announced a handful of live shows last week, including at London’s Field Day and at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound in June.
Since They Left U trailer suggests that new music is on the way, and also features a selection of talking heads interviews with artists who’ve been rumored to be working with The Avalanches over the years – Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema, Detroit rapper Danny Brown, pop guru Ariel Pink, and Father John Misty amongst them.