, The Avalanches’ third LP song ‘Subways’ is a magical callback to their debut

The Avalanches’ three songs from forthcoming album WildFlower have improved upon each other which is a relief.

If ‘Frankie Sinatra’ is a novelty rap song with decent guests, ‘Colours’ is effective moody psychedelia then ‘Subways’ is a magical callback to the sample tapestry of Since I Left You. It’s coincidentally the first song we’ve heard without a guest vocal. Samples include the Bar-Kays’ ‘Sang And Dance’,   Chandra’s ‘Subways‘ and Bee Gees’ Warm Ride’.

Wildflower will be released on July 8 via Modular/Astralwerks/XL/EMI.

The Avalanches – Wildflower Tracklisting

  1. The Leaves Were Falling
  2. Because I’m Me
  3. Frankie Sinatra
  4. Subways
  5. Going Home
  6. If I Was a Folkstar
  7. Colours
  8. Zap!
  9. The Noisy Eater
  10. Wildflower
  11. Harmony
  12. Live a Lifetime love
  13. Park Music
  14. Livin’ Underwater (Is Something’ 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