This is quite the lineup for The Avalanches’ first new song in 16 years.
The Australian group released their debut album, Since I Left You, in 2000, but since, the group has remained rather mum. But Thursday morning in their home country, The Avalanches dropped their first song, “Frankie Sinatra,” since Since I Left You, and it features Danny Brown and MF DOOM. The song will land on their upcoming album, Wildflower, out July 8.
The song is led by foot-tapping tubas and trombones and a sample of “Bobby Sox Idol” by Wilmoth Houdini. With a pair of verses from Danny Brown and another from DOOM, the song sounds like hip-hop crashed the largest speakeasy engagement the East Coast ever saw, and, if the ensuing video is any evidence, it made the world go mad.
Check out the group’s first single in 16 years above, and pre-order Wildflower on iTunes. According to Zane Lowe, the project will have features from Biz Markie, Toro y Moi, Camp Lo, Father John Misty and many more.
The group apologized for their long hiatus: