Listen to the Avalanches’ First New Song in 16 Years, Ft. Danny Brown and MF Doom


Ever heard of Australian sample-dance folks, the Avalanches? If not, you’ve surely heard a song of theirs, even if only the now ubiquitous “Frontier Psychiatrist,” which was released 16 years ago on their only album, Since I Left You. After years of waiting and speculation, they’ve just announced their first album since then, Wildflower, which’ll be out June 8. They’ve also released the first song and video from that album. It’s called “Frankie Sinatra,” and features Danny Brown and MF Doom.

The track pretty distinctly recalls “Psychiatrist” and the kookier, almost cartoony songs from Since I Left You, which is great for commercial appeal but doesn’t do justice to the subtler moments the band is able to conjure. And though that might be a little upsetting for those of us who like a track like “ETOH,” it’s at least nice to know that this new album will have 21 songs on it. As for the video, well, it’s downright insane, as a hyper-neon liquid causes those who consume it to lose their minds.

This is the first we’ve heard from Wildflower, but we do know that Father John Misty, Toro Y Moi, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Camp Lo, Biz Markie, and Warren Ellis will all be guesting on subsequent tracks.

Watch the video below.