Hazy new Avalanches single

2020-02-20 by Kirk Bowman CONTRIBUTOR | 28 Comments
The Avalanches just dropped their first single since 2016's Wildflower. It samples tracks by Smokey Robinson and The Roches, and features Blood Orange on vocals.




The version on Youtube linked above has a slightly longer outro than the version streaming on other services, with a choral section fading away over what sounds like Morse code. Morse code has been a common theme of this album rollout, used on their website and on recent billboards to tease the release of this single.
They included a description as well, officially announcing their new album:
"Sometimes we receive a message. Telling us our music has been there; through dark times, loneliness, loss.
There are no words to express how moving or profound this connection with you is.
Because the music was born out of such moments itself, and so it is felt, by those with open hearts, on the same wavelength it was first created.
Morse Code beamed and received by hearts and hearts alike.
Our new record is about such journeys, from darkness to light.
About life after (all kinds of) death. About the transcendent nature of music itself.
Every voice ever played on the radio over the last 100 years now exists in the stars; the transmissions of these singers are forever floating around out there, lost in the cosmos, endlessly travelling.
Tonight Smokey Robinson duets with Dev Hynes and The Roches.
Those spirits are out there.
We are each a tune, floating in space
And this one's for you."

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2020
43401 Comments


didn't do much for me tbh

I hope Bad Day is on the album, that's a banger

SandwichBubble
February 20th 2020
11159 Comments


Roches sample, nice.
Song is pleasant.

Still not a fan of "Avalanches (feat. singer(s))" though.

Gyromania
February 20th 2020
29694 Comments


pretty great song, always down for more avalanches!

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 20th 2020
52736 Comments


Is it as outdated, cookie cutter, and derivative as their entire last album or what

Digging: Oren Bloedow and Jennifer Charles - Convivencia

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
February 20th 2020
22535 Comments


The last album had a couple of good cuts

Digging: Bambara - Stray

Gyromania
February 20th 2020
29694 Comments


the last album was basically all good cuts

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 20th 2020
52736 Comments


So much meh

Gyromania
February 20th 2020
29694 Comments


so much good shit. i mean it can't compete with since i left you, but it's still a lot of fun and very catchy at times

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 20th 2020
52736 Comments


since i left you is pretty overrated in its own right tbh

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
February 20th 2020
2863 Comments


i like it but man they need to claw their way out of the 60s, the "neo"psychedelic flourishes are actively squandering really good material

Digging: Arthur Russell - Roulette

SandwichBubble
February 20th 2020
11159 Comments


Those flourishes are the best part of their sound, you're crazy.


bigguytoo9
February 21st 2020
694 Comments


This song wasnt very good IMO.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 21st 2020
52736 Comments


Song is actually pretty good but that's entirely due to Blood Orange

Skoop
February 22nd 2020
2158 Comments


Last album was brilliant and this is great as well.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 22nd 2020
52736 Comments


ya Wildflower was truly groundbreaking, einstein big brain shit

Skoop
February 22nd 2020
2158 Comments


You've made your incorrect opinion plenty known thx.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 22nd 2020
52736 Comments


Mmmm, Not sure you get it quite yet

Gyromania
February 22nd 2020
29694 Comments


again idk why something needs to be groundbreaking. it was just a fun album with catchy choruses and dope samples.

been addicted to this song lately

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 22nd 2020
52736 Comments


It doesn't, and it isn't. Was a jab at him calling it "brilliant".

Skoop
February 23rd 2020
2158 Comments


I done been jabbed

Lord(e)Po)))ts
February 23rd 2020
52736 Comments


ur lucky i used my poking finger and not a knoife

skoop got goop'd

ArsMoriendi
February 23rd 2020
28807 Comments


I love Since I Left You, and Wildflower had its moments (mainly Stepkids) but this is just meh

Digging: Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
February 23rd 2020
43401 Comments


still think Subways and Sunshine are the best on Wildflower by far, and it's crazy the latter was added last minute cos it's the best song on the album (but that's the Avalanches for you lmao)

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
February 23rd 2020
22535 Comments


"Wildflower had its moments (mainly Stepkids)"

Ars knows

Gyromania
February 23rd 2020
29694 Comments


This song has grown on me so much lately, I think it's one of their best now

SandwichBubble
February 24th 2020
11159 Comments


Been 3 days and contrib can't even embed the youtube vid right.
Your badge, sir.

granitenotebook
Contributing Reviewer
February 28th 2020
987 Comments


sry did not notice that

SandwichBubble
February 28th 2020
11159 Comments


No prob, gives me an excuse to listen to it again.
It's really growing on me.



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