The Avalanches are back with new album ‘Wildflower’

Check out the first cut from it, 'Frankie Sinatra', now.
Good things come to those who wait, and we’ve been waiting for this one for sixteen bloody years. The Avalanches are finally properly back with new music and that much anticipated second album.

The follow-up to ‘Since I Left You’ is titled ‘Wildflower’, and is set for release on July 8th via Astralwerks/Modular/EMI/XL. Crafted by the band’s core duo – Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi – a press release goes as far to describe it as “like The Beach Boys’ Smile re-imagined in the Daisy Age: a mind-bending cartoon road movie that’s best viewed with closed eyes and an open mind.”

No pressure there, then.

The 21 track release features appearances from Father John Misty, Toro Y Moi, MF Doom, Danny Brown, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Camp Lo, Biz Markie, Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue, and Warren Ellis of the Bad Seeds/Dirty Three. In an interview with Zane Lowe, it was revealed that collaborations with Jens Lekman and Connan Mockasin didn’t make the final cut.

The album is preceded by a new track, ‘Frankie Sinatra’, featuring MF Doom and Danny Brown, and comes with a video you can check out below.

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