Hear Avalanches Remix Vintage Australian Outfit Hunters & Collectors
An article about the release to radio of The Avalanches remix of Talking To A Stranger.
Date: 9 September 2013.
The gradual thawing out of long-absent Aussie collagists Avalanches continues
Newborns have grown into teenagers in the time since Avalanches released their 2000 debut Since I Left You, but those hoping for another set of cheery sample-based tomfoolery have had some encouraging signs in the last 18 months. We’ve enjoyed a somnolent mixtape, ‘Sleepy Bedtime Mix For Young Ones’, a previously unheard collaborative track with Dave Berman for free download, and a new composition for big-budget stage musical King Kong. Most promising of all was news that a second LP is in the works, with Ariel Pink, Danny Brown and Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema all apparently on board.
As Pitchfork report, the band have offered up more fresh material – in this case, a remix of vintage Australian outfit Hunters & Collectors. Their edit of 1982 single ‘Talking to a Stranger’ is available to stream below, and adds some disco shuffle and DFA vibes to the original. For context, the last time Avalanches released an official remix was 2006′s take on Franz Ferdinands’ ‘Fade Together’.
The edit is taken from Liberation Music’s Crucible: The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors, a 15-track collection of covers of material from the Hunters & Collectors catalogue. Other acts to appear on the set include Eddie Vedder, Neil Finn, Cloud Control and Birds Of Tokyo.
Crucible: The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is due on September 27 on Liberation Music.