After 16 years, Australian electronic band The Avalanches have returned with a new song, “Frankie Sinatra,” and plans for a new album, Wildflower, out July 8 via Astralwerks.
The collection follows more than a decade of silence since they released 2000’s Since I Left You. In May, the Avalanches began teasing that new music may be on the way when they updated all their social media accounts and confirmed live shows in Australia, Spain, and the UK.
“Frankie Sinatra” features Danny Brown and MF Doom, and in an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Low, the Avalanches said Wildflower also features Camp Lo, Warren Ellis, Biz Markie, Jennifer Herrema, Toro y Moi, Father John Misty, and Jonathan Donahue.
“What kept us going during the making this record was a belief in the day-to-day experience of music as a life force - as life energy,” says The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater in a statement. “Hearing a certain song on a certain morning can change your day; it can make the world look different, changing the way you perceive light refracting through the atmosphere for the rest of the afternoon. Literally changing the color and feeling-tone of your world.”
Wildflower is now available for pre-order.