Listen To The Avalanches New Song "Subways"
Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:21:00
The Avalanches have released the third song, "Subways," off their upcoming sophomore album Wildflower. Subways is based on a sample of "Transportation" by Chandra, which was originally released in 1980 by the then 12 year old. Earlier this month, The Avalanches dropped "Frankie Sinatra" [ft. MF Doom and Danny Brown] - their first song in 16 years - and "If I Was A Folkstar" [ft. Toro Y Moi]. Wildflower is due out July 8th.
It has been 16 years since The Avalanches dropped their debut record Since I Left You. Recently, Robbie Chater explained what got the band to make the follow up, "What kept us going during the making the record was a belief in the day-to-day experience of music as a life force - an energy capable of changing your life. Hearing a certain song on a certain morning can change your day; it can make the world look different. It can change the way you perceive light refracting through the atmosphere for the rest of the afternoon. Literally changing the colour and feeling-tone of your world," reports NME.
The Avalanches have played a few shows this summer already. The first took place at Barcelona's Primavera Sound. NME reports, "The band apologised for their recent live shows, explaining that regular live member James De La Cruz had visa problems which prevented them from playing a full band show. Instead, Chater and Tony DiBlasi were forced to play DJ sets." The band is next set to play at Australia's Splendor in the Grass Festival, which takes places July 22nd through July 24th. After that, the band only has one more scheduled performance at France's La Route Du Rock on August 14th.
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—The ARTISTdirect Staff