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The Avalanches’ new single is a blissful bit of dream pop that pays tribute to the late David Berman

The Avalanches’ new single is a blissful bit of dream pop that pays tribute to the late David Berman

Luke Sharkey

Australian sample maestros The Avalanches are well on the path toward releasing a new long-form project.

The band released ‘We Will Always’ love you in February, a tender love song which featured Dev Hynes of Blood Orange.

Today the band release ‘Running Red Lights’, which features vocal contributions from Rivers Cuomo and Pink Siifu.

It’s a blissful bit of dream-pop. One that again highlights The Avalanches uncanny ability to blend electronic and sampled elements with acoustic and live performance aspects.

I did not think I’d write this in 2020, but Rivers Cuomo’s vocals are excellent.

American MC Pink Siifu’s verse pays tribute to the late David Berman, taking vocals from Purple Mountains’ (Berman’s last project) ‘Darkness And Cold’.

Interestingly, Siifu also revealed that at least some of the track was recorded in Prince’s studio, there’s always layers of narrative within The Avalanches’ music.


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