After a 16-year absence, Australian group The Avalanches return with “Frankie Sinatra”, featuring Danny Brown and DOOM.
When “Since I Left You” was released back in 2000, it put The Avalanches, and Australia, on the world map of sampling due to their extensive use of the technique. An estimated 3,500 samples were used from a wide range of sources, from Raekwon to Madonna. This was to be their last album until now as the Aussie pair have announced their latest LP, “Wildflower” will drop on 8th July. To generate some buzz, the video for their first single has been released today. Frankie Sinatra is cut from the same cloth as their debut, making use of left field samples but in all honesty, we would have expected a little more after 16 years out. Danny Brown’s cameo and DOOM’s inclusion towards the end is a highlight as well as the peculiarly brilliant video that accompanies it but as a song, its direction comes off a little too samey. This could be down to how sampling has progressed since they left us and therefore the bar has been raised but it’ll please original fans nonetheless.
Stream it below and let us know what you think.