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Boycom – Who Needs ‘Em Anyway + (Almost Certainly Not) The Avalanches – New Track (From Four Years Ago)

This next song I found in strange circumstances. You see, some years ago somebody uploaded a song on Youtube supposedly from The Avalanches, one of the greatest bands that ever existed. If you haven’t heard of them, do yourself a favor and listen to Since I Left You, the whole album is on Youtube (it might not make an incredible impression on you at first, but I promise that every time you come back to it you’ll enjoy it some more). Anyway, the song below is certainly not from The Avalanches: they’ve never talked about it on their website (which is “taking a break” for the time being) and the upload never made much of a fuss:



That being said, if you’re a fan of The Avalanches, you might be intrigued by the above song, since it sounds very much like our beloved Australian group – because, well, it sounds good. Some parts don’t add up though (apart from the whole “not uploaded by them” thing): the most obvious being the very repetitive use of samples, since they usually mix them up and one song by The Avalanches can feature quite a lot of changes in pace and ambiance – which is not the case here. I’ve tried to gather as much info on the subject as I could, but the most logical explanation I can come up with is that the uploader, Boycom, is probably the author of the song. He even has a soundcloud! And… another one? And according to his Twitter he’s now named Almighty Planets – and isn’t alone on the stage? Oh boy. Well, nevertheless, this next song by him / them is good enough:



If you liked this, I recommend you listen to his track Kinda Crazy; as well as Let’s Do Lunch featured below (which is on free download), because it’s a hip-hop song about taking a lady to lunch and paying for it. When are you gonna hear something like that ever again?



And finally, if you’re a huge Avalanches fan, you can listen to those 51 seconds of music I stumbled upon that are probably from them, since this is a promotional video for Nevereverland, a festival organized by Modular Records where The Avalanches are signed. Also this new song from the next album – aaand the Sleepy Bedtime Mix on their official channel if you have somehow missed those. So much stuff to listen to!


Be cool and buy Who Needs ‘Em Anyway by Boycom on: iTunes, or / and Since I Left You by The Avalanches on Amazon or iTunes!

Dusk to Dawn – Emancipator

You may have heard Emancipator‘s (Douglas Appling) first album that came out in 2006, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough, which some crazy kid put as a full album on Youtube. If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and go listen to it, it features some wonderful instrumental pieces that just drool of peace and, you know, feelings. It’s the nice side of electronic music, the one that doesn’t try to rape and kill you.

Now, if you’re the impatient kind, or you already know the first two, Emancipator‘s new album, Dusk to Dawn, is available on Bandcamp for streaming right now. You can also buy it for 10 bucks, which is better than spending it on crack cocaine – at least that’s what they tell me.



Buy the album on Amazon: Emancipator – Dusk to Dawn