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The Avalanches close to releasing second album?

Grand Poobahs of the sample before Girl Talk was on the hipster’s lips, The Avalanches (who’s 1999 album Since I Left You had over 900 samples) are reportedly close to finishing up their second album.

A message on the band’s MySpace (more accurately, their status update) says the band is: “putting the finishing touches on album 2!!!!!!!!!”.


The Australian band’s first album took months to be officially released (due to samples being cleared, or in some cases, not), and whether this album is sample-heavy as well is under question.


Either way, the time would be ripe for a reemergence of the Avalanches, considering an art form they helped in its gestation period has exploded onto the world’s musical consciousness.

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So this will probably be out in 2015 now?

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dude they've been saying that on their myspace for two years


Has it really been up there for two years? The farthest back I could find that it said that on their Myspace was May 2008.

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Ugh... HURRY UP ALREADY!!! Girl Talk isn't very good, and people need to know by ex-sample.

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It's about time. As good as "Frontier Psychiatrist" is, it's hard to call it anything but overplayed at this point.

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I'll believe it when I see it. Help yourself to a Google search for the terms "avalanches" "new" "album" and gasp in horror at the long list of dates that the relevant news stories were published on.

Still, Since I Left You will always be one of my favourite albums. I listen to it all the time.

Oh, and if you can, try cop the rarer older material like El Producto/Electricity/Undersea Community. I have mp3s of the tracks Rap Fever and Run DNA if anyone is interested.

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they did release that new song last year. It was pretty decent.

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