The Avalanches share dreamy new single “Subways” — listen

A third taste of the Australian band's big comeback record, Wildflower

    Remember back when waiting for new music from The Avalanches felt like a literal lifetime? Now it’s more like a weekly occurrence, as the band has just dropped their third single form their first album in 16 years, Wildflower. Following up on the Danny Brown and DOOM-featuring “Frankie Sinatra” and the Jonathan Donahue of Mercury Rev-aided “Colours”, the Australian electronic outfit has dropped the sample-heavy “Subways”.

    Though there are no guest appearances on the track, the vocals come right from CHANDRA’s 1980 funk-punk track of the same name. While the original song is a bit of an abrasive, cheeky number, layering the lyrics over a sample of Graham Bonnet’s cover of The Bee Gees’ “Warm Ride” turns them into a summery dream. The track feels more suited for a ride on an over-street transit at sunset than the subterranean transportation of its name, which is just perfect as we finally roll into a new season. Take a listen above, or via Spotify.

    Wildflower, the long-awaited follow-up to Since I Left Youis out July 8th. Pre-orders are available here, with digital pre-orders coming with instagrat downloads of all three singles released thus far.


    “Subways” Single Art:

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    Wildflower Tracklist
    01. The Leaves Were Falling
    02. Because I’m Me
    03. Frankie Sinatra
    04. Subways
    05. Going Home
    06. If I Was a Folkstar
    07. Colours
    08. Zap!
    09. The Noisy Eater
    10. Wildflower
    11. Harmony
    12. Live a Lifetime Love
    13. Park Music
    14. Livin’ Underwater (Is Somethin’ Wild)
    15. The Wozard of Iz
    16. Over the Turnstiles
    17. Sunshine
    18. Light Up
    19. Kaleidoscopic Lovers
    20. Stepkids
    21. Saturday Night Inside Out
    22. Frankie Sinatra (Extended Mix)