No, really: The Avalanches release a new track

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We shit you not: The Avalanches have released their first original song in a decade. Last week, the group responsible for ITM’s #1 album of the 2000s posted the track A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart to their website, a four minute spoken-word demo featuring former Silver Jews frontman David Berman.

The track came a day after the group teased on Twitter “ok lets do this. trax coming tomorrow xxx” and unsurprisingly, within hours of posting the song the band’s website had crashed. A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart , which you can listen to below, is the second sign of life from the Modular legends this year. In April, the group tweeted a link to a mix that “may or may not be mixtape by ♥ ∆v∆L∆NCH∑≤ ♥.”

So does this mean the “ever-mythical” second album is nigh? Who knows, really. In January, collaborator Jennifer Herrema declared the album was “definitely going to come out this year”, while Ariel Pink and Danny Brown are also said to have recorded vocals for the album. Previously, Modular boss Steve Pavlovic has said that the album is “finished” and in the mixing stage, though two years down the track nothing’s materialised. Meanwhile, in the 12-odd years since the release of Since I Left You, the band themselves have kept characteristically tight lipped about their plans for a sophomore LP.

Still, it’s an encouraging sign. And yes, we know we’re a little late to this story – but as with all things The Avalanches, we figured there was no great rush.

The Avalanches – ‘A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart’