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)