SINCE I LEFT YOU, THE AVALANCHES’ SEMINAL DEBUT ALBUM, TO BE REISSUED ON VINYL JANUARY 27, 2017
On January 27, 2017, Astralwerks will reissue The Avalanches’ landmark debut album, Since I Left You. After being out of print for years, the album will once again be available on standard black vinyl. There will also be a strictly limited edition of 5,000 pressed on colored vinyl. Stay tuned for pre-order info soon.
Released in Australia in 2000 and in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2001, Since I Left You was awarded a 9.5/10 rating by Pitchfork, which noted, “Since I Left You sounds like nothing else…this is an album brimming with spontaneity, joy, sadness, humor, reflection, and general human-ness.” Entertainment Weekly pronounced it “exhilarating” and NME hailed the album as a “joyous, kaleidoscopic masterpiece of sun-kissed disco-pop.” Since I Left You was named one of 2001’s best albums by numerous critics – and its enduring influence was underscored when it placed in the top 10 of Pitchfork’s Top 200 Albums of the 2000s.
Today, The Avalanches unveiled the video for “Because I’m Me,” a track from their new album, Wildflower. Filmed on location in New York, it was directed by Greg Brunkalla and features Cheeba from Camp Lo in the video, with Camp Lo contributing vocals to the track. Wildflower, which is The Avalanches’ first album in 16 years, has earned eight ARIA Award nominations and international acclaim.
“better than just about any music ever made…” – Pitchfork
“a welcome return…what still sets the Avalanches apart, besides their careful groove pacing, attention to detail, and uncanny ability to move you from inside a track to outside looking in, is their sweet sense of nostalgia.” – Rolling Stone
“It’s an irresistible record in so many ways…..Play this uber-loud on a sound system that’s up for the challenge. It is indeed a classic, one that can sit next to its born-at-the-right-time sibling Since I Left You. Spend some time with it.” – The Herald Sun (4 Stars)
“a joyous journey” – The Guardian
“Two albums, 16 years apart and the Avalanches still sound unmistakably like themselves, and no one else.” – The West Australian (4 Stars)