It’s the first proper release we’ve heard from the Aussie group since their debut album Since I Left You came out 16 years ago. It’s been a long time in between drinks but if this song is anything to go by, they’ve still got it.
Frank Sinatra features Danny Brown as well as MF Doom and is a track that has been teased for years by Danny Brown himself. Back in 2012, it was revealed that Brown had collaborated with The Avalanches on a track called Frankie Sinatra.
Then in 2014, Brown confirmed to triple j that he had been in the studio with them and they’d made music together. He called Frankie Sinatra “cool” but said they’d also made another one that would “change the world” if it were to be released.
Brown appeared alongside Father John Misty and Ariel Pink in a teaser vid that the group mysteriously dropped about a week ago.
In a forthcoming interview with Beats 1‘s Zane Lowe, The Avalanches said that, “It’s been finished for a while but it’s not real until people get to hear it.”
It seems they also had the exact same thoughts as all of us too telling Lowe, “there were lots of points where we though it wasn’t going to happen.”
No word on whether we should hold out for an album too but it’s sounding pretty positive, especially as the band themselves have been teasing another track, via a phone hotline. They will play Splendour In The Grass at the end of July where surely we will get to hear some new music.
Get your ears around The Avalanches’ new track here below.
UPDATE 02/06/16: The Avalanches have revealed more details of their upcoming album Wildflower, including its tracklist and cover art, and have spoken at length about the record’s creation. Here’s everything you need to know about Wildflower.
Watch: The Avalanches – Frankie Sinatra