A new Avalanches album has been anticipated for a long time now, with hints of new material “coming soon” only to still leave us waiting. But signs that they could finally be re-emerging has come in the form of a new mixtape, coupled with a cryptic message that was posted via their Twitter account.
The free mixtape named Sleepy Bedtime Mix for Young Ones by Henry Chinaski (Chinaski is one of Charles Bukowski’s protagonists), was posted over the weekend with a message that reads: “may or may not be mixtape by ♥ ∆v∆L∆NCH∑≤ ♥”.
Whether or not this means that the wheels are now in motion for Avalanches to finally release their new album is hard to guess. But it is nice to have something anyway.
Earlier this year we had news from Jennifer Herrema, a collaborator that worked with them last December, saying, “They (The Avalanches) said the album is definitely going to come out this year, and I heard Danny Brown is going to guest on the record too.”
Which backs up other news we heard last year from Steven Pavlovic, founder of Modular Records (their label), that their second album was nearly finished and would be released this year.
First album Since I Left You launched the Avalanches to outstanding international success, reaching number eight in the UK albums chart, and the single of the album’s title taking Video of the Year at the 2001 MTV Europe Awards.