The Avalanches announce first album in 16 years and debut new single ‘Frankie Sinatra’

Father John Misty and Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue will appear on the album

The Avalanches have announced their first album in 16 years and debuted its lead single ‘Frankie Sinatra’.

Titled ‘Wildflower’, the album will be released on July 8 on XL Recordings. “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,” The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater said 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 colour and feeling-tone of your world.”


The lead single ‘Frankie Sinatra’ features vocals from Danny Brown and MF Doom, as well as a sample from ‘My Favorite Things’ from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound Of Music. Watch the video below.

During an interview on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, The Avalanches revealed that the album will also feature appearances from Father John Misty, Toro y Moi, Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue, Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, Camp Lo, Biz Markie and frequent Nick Cave collaborator Warren Ellis.

The Avalanches will support the album with their first live shows in 15 years. Check out their full list of dates below.

Primavera Sound, Spain (June 3 and 5)
London, Oval Space (June 9)
Brighton, Wild Life Festival (June 11)
London, England, Field Day (June 12)
Byron Bay, Australia, Splendour in the Grass, Australia (July 22-23)
24 July – Fuji Rock Festival, Japan (July 24)


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