The Avalanches are getting good at this bait-and-switch thing. Over the weekend, they again sent the internet in a tizzy with the announcement “trax coming tomorrow.” It wasn’t until Monday that they released said track through their website, which, of course, crashed. Finally, the track made its way to the web, where you can stream it below.
To be clear, this is just a demo (and a very minimal demo at that), but this is the first official new Avalanches material in some time (not counting the unconfirmed mixtape stuff they’ve been teasing us with all year). David Berman of Silver Jews fame is the narrator, giving a weary, poetic rap about waves, dogs eating out of tambourines, and seat belts, all while some chirpy, very Avalanches-y sounds burble underneath. Hopefully, this points to more new music in the months to come. Take a listen/download below.