Way back in 2000, the Australian band The Avalanches released their debut record Since I Left You, a landmark electronic album that was light years ahead of its sonic peers. They soon promised a follow-up, but as the years dragged on it seemed less and less likely that they would be anything more than a one-record wonder. Now, 16 years in the making, new music has arrived, new music featuring Danny Brown and MF DOOM no less.
The new track is called “Frankie Sinatra,” and it comes with a video that is a witty but unsettling nightmare. Filmed in some remote redneck wasteland, patrons of a bizarre carnival ingest a yellow drink that makes everyone subject to bizarre hallucinations. When soundtracked by the equally bizarre bars of Brown and DOOM, it’s enough to make even the most calm of us feel a little bit bonkers.
“Frankie Sinatra” will appear on The Avalanches’ long-awaited second album Wildflower, which comes out July 8. The album will also feature collaborations with musicians as diverse as Father John Misty, Biz Markie and Toro Y Moi. If the world has waited for nearly two decades for this album, surely another month couldn’t hurt.
You can pre-order Wildflower on The Avalanches’ website.
In other new music news, Rihanna released two separate remix EP’s of tracks from ANTI.