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The Avalanches are back are back with a new, ethereal lullaby "Sleepy Bedtime Mix For Young Ones", available streaming or as a free mp3 download. ( Maybe.)
posted by 2bucksplus (42 comments total) 46 users marked this as a favorite

 
Did I mention they're back?
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:08 PM on May 8, 2012


This is a mixtape, like their previous mixtape. That's very nice!

Now I'm eager to hear this second album which has been either "done" or "basically done" for like a bajillion years now
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:09 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]



This is good news. Frontier Psychiatrist is one of my favorite songs. (previously)(previouslier)
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 12:16 PM on May 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Huh, interesting- I was getting a shot of espresso Friday night when something very intriguing started playing on the speakers at Vivace; I asked the barista what it was, she asked the guy in back, and he said "A mixtape by 'The Avalanches'". I can't recall it exactly in my head, but it sounded like a cover of another song, but in a quasi-a cappella way, but with backing beats/instrumentation.

This thread reminded me to look into that- but it sounds like he was talking about the "previous mixtape" mentioned by EMRJKC'94? Where/how do I go about finding this "previous mixtape", because that link sounds like they've released a bunch of impromptu singles, but not as a formal collection.
posted by hincandenza at 12:18 PM on May 8, 2012


This is indeed very sleepy (and wonderful).
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:21 PM on May 8, 2012


That boy needs therapy.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:26 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Purely psychosomatic.
posted by namewithoutwords at 12:28 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


hincandenza, here is the tracklist. I have the CD so let me know if you want me to strap it to a carrier pigeon or something
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:28 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


I mean, that boy needs therapy
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:29 PM on May 8, 2012


You're a nut! You're crazy in the coconut!!!

(What does that mean?)
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:31 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


You fellows might enjoy these very fine Lemon Jelly Breezeblock Mixes. Tracklists
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 12:32 PM on May 8, 2012


Well, Gimix is loads of fun - basically their last album mixed with all sorts of stuff (Hendrix, Dylan, Michael Jackson, Hall and Oates, etc.). They also did a couple of Breezeblock sets around that time which are also pretty ace, although if I recall less heavy on the Avalanches' own material.

Also, I don't mean to rain on anyone else's parade, but I think Frontier Psychiatrist doesn't compare to the actual album highlights, and it bums me out a bit that this is what everyone associates with them. Compare, for instance, Live at Dominoes.
posted by neuromodulator at 12:32 PM on May 8, 2012


One great source of Avalanches mixes is their official site (you just have to register).

I'm really glad to hear they're putting stuff out again!
posted by joshuahhh at 12:35 PM on May 8, 2012


He was white as a sheet.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:38 PM on May 8, 2012


...and he also made false teeth.
posted by 2bucksplus at 12:41 PM on May 8, 2012


"Sleepy Bedtime Mix" is about right. This shit is like Seconal, except I probably wouldn't bother to steal it out of my mom's purse.
posted by moift at 12:47 PM on May 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


From that tweet:
may or may not be mixtape by ♥ ∆v∆L∆NCH∑≤
Ah, crap. They've gone all witch-housey (not really).

And from Juliet banana, if you like Avalanches and want more of their old sound, look for: 1) The Avalanches (or Dexter, or DJ Dexta) Triple J Mix Up, 2) The Avalanches Breezeblock [set 1; set 2], and 3) The Avalanches Gimix (tracklist)

More Avalanches mixes tracklists on MixesDB.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:48 PM on May 8, 2012 [3 favorites]


Sorry to continue the Frontier Psychiatrist derail, but this breakdown of the original samples used is pretty great.

The new mix is also sounding excellent!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 12:49 PM on May 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


Avalanches above, business continues below.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 12:51 PM on May 8, 2012 [5 favorites]


-1 vote to hincadenza for taunting me with Vivace Espresso.
posted by benito.strauss at 12:52 PM on May 8, 2012


moift: This shit is like Seconal, except I probably wouldn't bother to steal it out of my mom's purse.

You have a pretty hip mom if she's carrying around this mix in her purse. Anyway, it's free to download, so no theft is necessary (unless you're out of blank CDrs).
posted by filthy light thief at 1:04 PM on May 8, 2012


The Astrud Gilberto "Meditation" track on "Sleepy Bedtime Mix For Young Ones" is so deliciously loungy, it's like a long nap on the couch in Don Draper's office, a tall glass of rye whiskey waiting on the sideboard.
posted by Gordion Knott at 1:10 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Anything containing a big chunk of "Meditations" is fine with me, but I think it used the Claudine Longet version instead of the Astrud Gilberto vocal, a sign that this "Sleepy Bedtime Mix" will be 80% cheesiness, and dairy does NOT help me sleep.

And "Kites Are Fun" is one the few haven't-heard-in-a-million-years songs that only brings back pleasant memories.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:13 PM on May 8, 2012


FWIW, Henry Chinaski is the pseudonymous anti-hero of several Charles Bukowski books.
posted by mrgrimm at 1:18 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


And I know it wouldn't fit the mood of the mix, but Ray Stevens' bluegrass/Nashville/mutant version of "Misty" is my all-time favorite.
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:22 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sometimes birds are funny when they talk.
posted by notsnot at 1:35 PM on May 8, 2012 [4 favorites]


But I'll bet wherever he's gone, he's having a damn good time.
posted by benzenedream at 1:57 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Did I ever tell you the story of Cowboys, Midgets, the Optometrist and the Man With the Golden Eyeball?

that's way I always hear that part, even if it isn't right
posted by ArgentCorvid at 2:12 PM on May 8, 2012


I'm afraid he's not, Mrs Fishpaw. Dexter's truancy problem is way out of hand.
posted by kcds at 2:33 PM on May 8, 2012


this is making my day! thanks 2bucksplus
posted by Bohemia Mountain at 3:09 PM on May 8, 2012


A friend gave me a link to Frontier Psychiatry several years ago. It took three weeks to get it out of my head after.

/that boy needs therapy
//sonofabitch there it goes again
posted by azpenguin at 3:46 PM on May 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Apart from the songs, the two music videos accompanying Frontier Psychiatrist and Since I Left You are simply brilliant.
posted by chris88 at 4:59 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


And I have to agree with neuromodulator above - still think the best song on the album is Electricity
posted by chris88 at 5:31 PM on May 8, 2012


Dexter's truancy problem is way out of hand.

A Livejournal icon I made a while ago.
posted by Evilspork at 7:24 PM on May 8, 2012 [2 favorites]


Gimix is one of those albums I can put on at any time to get me amped up.

I'll definitely have to download the previous mixtape mentioned upthread.
posted by reenum at 8:33 PM on May 8, 2012


This is just another mixtape of a bunch on unaccredited other-peoples-music - so I think saying they are back with a new lullaby is a bit misleading.

There isn't even a tracklisting - which I think is rather rude and exploitative.
posted by mary8nne at 1:53 AM on May 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


...which I think is rather rude and exploitative.

Oh mary8nne, I'm as upset as you to learn of Dexter's truancy. But surely, expulsion is not the answer!
posted by Sutekh at 6:27 AM on May 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


pseudonymous semi-autobiographical -pedant
posted by mrgrimm at 6:36 AM on May 9, 2012


mary8nne: There isn't even a tracklisting - which I think is rather rude and exploitative.

YouTube's automagical music identifier thinks it knows some of the tunes, but SME, IODA, UMG and EMI won't tell you what it is they're not letting you hear.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:45 AM on May 9, 2012


So I guess the answer to "I wonder how long the legal hell they will unleash with all of those samples will last?" is "about a decade."
posted by feloniousmonk at 10:30 AM on May 9, 2012


Shut up and take my money!
posted by popaopee at 11:46 AM on May 9, 2012


What's sort of funny to me about this mix is that it's about 80% matched to what's already in my playlist on my computer here at work, to the point that I thought I'd accidentally closed the window and started iTunes playing in the background. Paused it, investigated, started it up again, listened for a long time, then said, out loud, "what the hell, Avalanches? Get out of my head!"
posted by sonascope at 11:47 AM on May 9, 2012


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