The Avalanches and Toro Y Moi team up on “If I Was a Folkstar” — listen

Wildflower cut also samples Queens of the Stone Age


Photo by Nina Corcoran

On July 8th, The Avalanches return with their first album in 16 years, Wildflower. The long-awaited follow-up to Since I Left You features guests in Father John MistyToro y MoiRoyal Trux’s Jennifer Herrima, as well as Danny Brown and DOOM, who both appeared on lead single “Frankie Sinatra”.

“This new record feels a bit like a road trip, and we spent a lot of our teenage years driving around in cars in the country and in suburbia listening to music, and that was in our heads making this record as well,” the band told Beats 1’s Zane Lowe earlier this month. “For us this record was supposed to capture that feeling.”

Today, a new song called “If I Was a Folkstar” has emerged (via Reddit), and it features Toro Y Moi. Not unlike Toro’s material, it’s a breezy and feel-good cut, and the ideal track to blast while speeding down an open road with nothing but adventure in mind. The song also features a brief sample of the radio bit from Queens Of The Stone Age’s “You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire”.

Following a premiere on Australia’s triple j station, its radio rip can be streamed here.

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)