A couple weeks ago I was me and friend were talking about records from the late 90's/early 00's that we enjoyed and whatever happen to some of the groups that made them. One in particular was The Avalanches.
In 2000, the Australian group released the exotic "future pop" album Since I Left You . the record over 2.500 different musical samples all orchestrated, chopped and twisted into something new and oddly familiar. It was not something I would usually listen to at the time but for some reason it could my ear and it ended up being spun quite a bit at the time.
Then nothing from them for years. Just a few days after the conversation with my friend I got an email from him. "Did you see this?" he asked. I clicked the link that he sent and it was this brand new track from the Avalanches. From their first album in sixteen years. Featuring Detroit hip-hop oddball Danny Brown and the equally bugged out MF Doom on the track, "Frank Sinatra" is a bit like psychedelic reggae pushing dance music into a punk rock club.
Someone laced the ice cream on a hot summer day.
What are you listening to tonight?