Kind of Like: LCD Soundsystem, Panda Bear, Air France
Genres: Electronica, Hip-Hop
When writing any sort of article/paper, you always start off with a hook right? A sentence or two that catches the attention; this is something that has been pounded in our heads since elementary school. Well, I have the perfect hook for these guys, that will especially boggle the vinyl collectors out there. I kinda ruined it though by going on like this, but here goes: this album was assembled from approximately 3500 vinyl samples. I'm sure they used certain records for several samples, but that still is a buttload of records to go through. Basically they did cool mash-ups before that dude named Girl Talk came along. This was the Avalanches debut album as a electronica/dance/hip-hop outfit (they were a noise punk band prior to this), and it was such a huge success for them. I'm sure you've seen the video for "Frontier Psychiatrist" right?
So, I decided to throw this classic up here because I am always on the lookout for their next album. Like Dre's Detox, there are a lot rumors about it and it keeps getting pushed back. At least Detox has had some tracks from it that have been released/leaked. The Avalanches' untitled next album was supposed to come out this year, but now it appears that it will get a 2012 release, but the lead track/single will be released this year. Until then, listen to this and read up on their wiki because their origins are kinda interesting.