The Avalanches

Australian DJ crew the Avalanches released their landmark debut album Since I Left You in 2000, and since then, there have been a lot of rumors about a follow-up album but no actual follow-up album. There have been a few songs here and there, and a few years ago, the news circulated that they’d done some recording with Ariel Pink, though of course we never ended up hearing any music that came out of that. And now Detroit rap firebreather Danny Brown says that he’s done some work with the group, and that the work he’s done is great. Brown spoke to the Australian radio network Triple J during Australia’s Spendour In The Grass festival, and here’s what he said about it:

The Avalanches, they’re crazy, man. I did one song with them a while ago, and it was cool. They felt like it was OK, and I felt like it was OK. But then we actually got in the studio and made a record, and I swear the record we made is incredible. “Frank Sinatra” was the first one we did. That was cool, but the one we did after that… I swear, if we put that out, it’ll change the world. I heard it that first night, and that was the only time I heard it. I wanna hear it again! But I know for a fact I put my foot into that song. When I work on something that hard I really like to receive the benefits from it so I can’t wait until the Avalanches release their next project!”

Brown will probably have to wait. He also says that he’s recently wrapped projects with both Phantogram and the Neighbourhood and has been talking to the avant electronic duo Matmos about collaborating, mostly because he’s a fan of their work on Bj√∂rk’s Vespertine. The idea of Danny Brown rapping on a Matmos track is just fascinating.

Comments (7)
  1. This is an interesting development. OWWWOOOOOOOO!

  2. Argh, I usually manage to forget how much I am anticipating a new Avalanches album, but every now and then they just have open the wound, remind me of their existence and rub salt in it.

  3. I am still waiting for The Avalanches/Wrens 7″. I’ve heard it’s coming out any day now.

  4. still waiting for the follow up from Sonny J

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