The Avalanches

The Avalanches Announce North American Tour

Weeks after their performances at Coachella, The Avalanches have announced a small North American tour. The Australian collage-electronica group’s seven-date tour will kick off in…
Taylor Berman / May 2, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

New Music: The Avalanches – “Bad Day” ft. Freddie Gibbs

The Avalanches' Wildflower (one of SPIN's 50 best albums of 2016) is 22 tracks long, but the group still had a outtake or two rattling around in the…
Anna Gaca / December 30, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Video: The Avalanches – “Because I’m Me”

Today's a great twofer for Avalanches aficionados. Fans of the Australian collage-electronica group's July album Wildflower can check a new video for its newest single, the Camp-Lo-featuring…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 26, 2016

Listen to the Avalanches’ Eclectic BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

The Avalanches are the latest star DJs to appear on BBC Radio 1's long-running Essential Mix. The elusive Australians managed to fit Frank Zappa, Madlib, Nina Simone, Sun…
Anna Gaca / August 27, 2016

The Avalanches Share Animated ‘Subways’ Video

The Avalanches are still riding out the thrill of their long-awaited follow-up to 2000's Since I Left You. One of the tracks on Wildflower, "Subways,"
Rachel Brodsky / August 23, 2016

The Avalanches Postpone Tour Dates Due to Health Concerns

The Avalanches have postponed some tour dates because of a health issue concerning member Tony Di Blasi. "Unfortunately due to a medical condition requiring treatment in…
Anna Gaca / July 17, 2016

Twenty-First-Century Colours: The Avalanches on Growing Their 16-Year-Old ‘Wildflower’

Wildflower's existence is something of a miracle. The Avalanches' long-awaited (and just-unveiled) follow-up to their nostalgic plunderphonics classic, 2000's Since I Left You, comes at a…
Brian Josephs / July 8, 2016

Classic Reviews: The Avalanches, ‘Since I Left You’

This review was originally published in the October 2001 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of the Avalanches' long-awaited sophomore album, Wildflower, we've republished…
Simon Reynolds / July 8, 2016

Review: Since They Left Us, the Avalanches Found a World Not All That New on ‘Wildflower’

So many ways to counter the sophomore slump, and the Avalanches chose the most difficult one. It didn’t have to be like this. The time-release…
Brad Shoup / July 7, 2016

Stream the Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ Right Now

It's official: The Avalanches are a two-album band. The sample-happy Australians have released their very highly anticipated sophomore record, Wildflower, just 16 years after their cult-classic debut, Since…
Anna Gaca / July 1, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Avalanches, Portishead, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from resurfaced Australian dance heads, Southern guitar-slingers, and more.
SPIN Staff / June 24, 2016

The Avalanches Take ‘Subways’ Back to Their Classic Sound

After a more-or-less 15-year wait for new Avalanches material since their standard-bearing LP Since I Left You, now it feels like every other day we're…
Andrew Unterberger / June 22, 2016

The Avalanches Team Up With Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue for ‘Colours’

Even though "Frankie Sinatra" was met with a lukewarm response, the hype still remains high for Wildflower, the Avalanches' first album since 2000's classic Since I Left You. The…
Brian Josephs / June 16, 2016
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