The Avalanches rumour mill was put to rest with the announcement that a brand new album could finally be released next February.
The Australian band released their classic and critically-acclaimed debut, Since I Left You, in 2000 and a follow-up has been reportedly in the works ever since.
A new song was revealed earlier this year as part of a preview for the stage version of 'King Kong', but no music yet from the album.
Now, The Guardian's Nosheen Iqbal revealed the news via Twitter earlier today:
Modular news scoop: New Avalanches album out in February 2014. 30 songs done and mixed. Heard some ystday + they sound exactly the same ...— Nosheen Iqbal (@NosheenIqbal) June 24, 2013
... But in a really GOOD way— Nosheen Iqbal (@NosheenIqbal) June 24, 2013
Iqbal went on to say that there will be a new single which should be released in September.
Watch the video for 'Since I Left You' by The Avalanches below:
As early as 2007, the band told fans that they were working on a new 'hip-hop inspired album'.
Postin on their website, they said: "It's a really thrilling time for us right now as this record comes together, its so fuckin party you will die, much more hip hop than you might expect, and while there is still no accurate estimated time of arrival, were sure you're gonna love it when it arrives.
"Much of last year was spent cutting up the spoken word/instructional records we need to tell the album's musical story, and we have some 40 odd songs we're narrowing down and finishing. So it's real, it exists, and you know we wouldn't be serving anything up unless it was gonna give you that same special feeling that since has. funnily enough its ended up sounding like the next logical step to since, we just had to go around in a big circle to get back to where we belong."
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