watch out! avalanches!

Since I’ve been in Seattle, it’s been pretty much work, find a place to sleep and hunt for a home. As such, I haven’t had any access to television or any media past the Internet – which has been an interesting experience on its own.

Anyway, I am lucky enough to work with some music fans – including one who worked in the industry for the last 20 years. They’ve been tipping me off on several bands, but one that’s stuck is the Avalanches.

If you haven’t seen the video for “Frontier Psychiatrist,” check out the video below. The Avalanches specialize in the use of samples to make their collage of sound. In some ways, they’re almost like a 2009 version of Art of Noise.

But what makes this video great is that they assign a person to carry out each of the chosen samples. Makes for some good fun. Here ya go…

And here’s some Art of Noise, for those of you who remember them…


1 Response to “watch out! avalanches!”

  1. 1 Nicole
    August 14, 2009 at 8:25 am

    I’ve been an Avalanches fan way back to my Madison days. I saw them live back then and they were absolutely awesome — especially frontier psychiatrist. “Since I Left You” is the album it’s from, though I believe it’s still their only album.

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