Hear The Avalanches’ New Toro Y Moi Collab ‘If I Was A Folkstar’

Written by Emmy Mack on 15th June, 2016

Hear The Avalanches’ New Toro Y Moi Collab ‘If I Was A Folkstar’

Melbourne electro ninjas The Avalanches have peeled off yet another slice of their long, long, long-awaited sophomore LP, Wildflower.

Dubbed If I Was A Folkstar, the Toro Y Moi collab features a brief sample of the radio part from Queens Of The Stone Age’s classic You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire.

A radio rip has appeared on Reddit overnight following its official triple j premiere, and the foley-laden track is packing breezy, feelgood vibes aplenty.

“This new record feels a bit like a road trip, and we spent a lot of our teenage years driving around in cars in the country and in suburbia listening to music, and that was in our heads making this record as well,” the group told Apple’s Beats 1 radio earlier this month. “For us this record was supposed to capture that feeling.”

If I Was A Folkstar is the latest track to fall off Wildflower – an album 16 years in the making – following the release of lead single Frankie Sinatra, which features rap heavyweights Danny Brown and MF Doom.

The Avalanches’ follow-up to 2000’s Since I Left You also features guests in Father John Misty and Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrima.

It’s due to land on Friday, 16th July.

Stream its latest cut, If I Was A Folkstar, here.

The Avalanches –Frankie Sinatra

The Avalanches – Wildflower Tracklist

01 The Leaves Were Falling
02 Because I’m Me
03 Frankie Sinatra
04 Subways
05 Going Home
06 If I Was a Folkstar
07 Colours
08 Zap!
09 The Noisy Eater
10 Wildflower
11 Harmony
12 Live a Lifetime Love
13 Park Music
14 Livin’ Underwater (Is Somethin’ Wild)
15 The Wozard of Iz
16 Over the Turnstiles
17 Sunshine
18 Light Up
19 Kaleidoscopic Lovers
20 Stepkids
21 Saturday Night Inside Out
22 Frankie Sinatra (Extended Mix)


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