Listen: Hunters & Collectors - Talking To A Stranger (Avalanches Rework) [Edit]

The Avalanches gatecrash soundcloud with a pounding disco-punk remix of Hunters & Collectors' 1982 track Talking to a Stranger.

Lifted off a forthcoming tribute album, it's a significant departure from the Australian pub rock anthems normally associated with the band. Hunters & Collectors were once cooler than you'd think. It's little known that their name is actually a reference to a Can track, while two of their early albums were recorded at Can's Cologne studio with krautrock heavyweight producer Conny Plank.

September 9, 2013 at 1:00pm in news, The Avalanches


Watch: Modular's Hottest 100

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. Most recent playlist available up top with the full series available after the jump.

Vote for your favourite tracks of the past 20 years over on triple j. Head on over to the Modular YouTube Channel to get your full daily dosage of goodness as the week progresses. Watch the previous days playlists after the jump.

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May 20, 2013 at 1:57pm in news, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cut Copy, The Avalanches, The Presets


Listen: The Avalanches - Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)

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.

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July 7, 2011 at 9:06pm in news, The Avalanches


Radio Soulwax speak with The Avalanches

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.

June 3, 2011 at 5:25pm in news, The Avalanches, 2manydjs


Modular Mixtape: Vivid Live 2011

Modular Mixtape: Vivid Live 2011

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.

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April 1, 2011 at 3:24pm in vivid, Cut Copy, Architecture In Helsinki, The Avalanches


Download: Canyons' Pitch Perfect Mix

Download: Canyons' Pitch Perfect Mix

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.

June 8, 2010 at 11:15am in news, The Avalanches, Canyons



Live on Recovery (circa 1998).

November 3, 1998 at 2:30pm in videos, The Avalanches


  The Avalanches

The Avalanches

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.