Over the years, Modular has had a host of hits grace the triple j Hottest 100 charts. With the big 20th anniversary celebrations and voting frenzy on now, its the perfect time to relive some magic from the past.
We're combing through past Hottest 100 lists, cross-referencing it with our back catalogue of classics and putting together a series of playlists to take a trip down memory lane with. First up is the early years of Modular (2000 to 2005), featuring the likes of The Avalanches, Wolfmother, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more.
The Avalanches watershed debut album, Since I Left You, is about to receive the deluxe 10-Year Anniversary treatment it deserves.
Since I Left You is a record that came seemingly out of nowhere and went on to become not only one of the most influential records of the last decade, but in recent polls conducted by both Pitchfork Media and Australian radio station triple j, as one of the greatest and most beloved albums of all time.
The Avalanches popped into the Radio Soulwax studio at the Opera House for chat with David & Stephen from 2manydjs. The full interview is airing on triple j this evening from 6pm AEST - and will be available on-demand on-line.
For the first time in almost a decade Tony and Robbie chatted about making music and their favourite Australian bands.
They were suitably vague on details but did confirm that they have been working on a new album - in fact they have enough material for four! Now the hard part is narrowing down the tracks for the mixing process...
Stay tuned, there's plenty of exciting Avalanches news to come in the coming months.
Following on from the line-up announcement earlier this week, here's a little sampler of the sounds and melodies due to bounce around the walls of the Sydney Opera House in a few months time. It's a mix of names and genres that come together like a record store melting pot from Bat For Lashes to Wu Lyf and The Crystal Ark.
Canyons have provided an aural slice of homegrown goodness for Nike and THE FADER's Pitch Perfect mixtape series, which sees six continents' worth of tunes mixed by musical delegates from each island, coming together and sharing the fever in true World Cup fashion. Canyons big up label mates Tame Impala and The Avalanches in addition to fellow battlers POND, Bell Towers and Tortoiseshell.
Grab it here and dig the Siggi Eggertsson artwork.
Directed by Kuntz & Maguire.
Forming in 1995 after rummaging through countless bargain bins in Melbourne's record shops and purchasing secondhand instruments, The Avalanches signed to Modular in 1998 following the release of their El Producto EP.