A song circulating online that many suspected was new material from The Avalanches has been revealed as a fake after Kansas producer Amherst tweeted that it belonged to him.
A tweaked version of Amherst track ‘New Whip’, which you can listen to below, surfaced online yesterday under The Avalanches’ moniker with the name ‘Another World’. Posts on online forums claimed the track had debuted on Australia’s RAW FM, however it soon became apparent it was a fake after Amherst himself tried to listen to it.
“You don’t know disappointment until you think you’re about to hear a new Avalanches track and you hit play and hear one of your shitty songs,” the producer said on Twitter.
The Avalanches’ record label Modular added in a statement: “If that’s what The Avalanches dished up after 15 years I would be bitterly disappointed.”
The samples on Amhert’s original track include Level 42, Charles Mingus, Teen Marie and 50 Cent.
The Avalanches released their debut album ‘Since I Left You’ in 2000. In 2008 it was reported that the band had finished work on their follow-up after they updated their MySpace page to tell fans: “New material soon.” However, despite both Ariel Pink and Danny Brown claiming they have worked on songs for the new album, nothing has been released yet, aside from a contribution to a new musical version of King Kong.