It’s already been confirmed that they’re returning for some performances, and it’s been implied that there is new music on the way (music that they’ve been working on for over a decade apparently), but now another piece of the unsolvable puzzle that is The Avalanches‘ next move has come forward in the form of a trailer.
Titled Since They Left Us, the mysterious video appeared online this morning and features a timeline of sorts through the history of the band since the release of their debut, last and only album, Since I Left You. The documentary style video also features the likes of Ariel Pink, Kirin J Callinan, Danny Brown and Father John Misty as well as Jennifer Herrema of Royal Trux, who all provide more info about the record (although Callinan and Misty both do it in their own particular ways).
The soundtrack of familiar tunes by them may lull you into a false sense of security, but keep your ears ready for around the 1:22 minute mark, as there is definitely some new sounds going on there.
Of course, as with everything to do with these guys, this just raises more question than it answers. Is something coming? Maybe. Are they just teasing us like they did back in 2010, 2013 and other times? Who knows. But what is certain is that there is at least something happening, and with the announcement that they will be regrouping for Splendour In The Grass later this year, we have every extremity and limb crossed that finally a new Avalanches record may be out in the world soon. But then again, you just never know.