Modular boss says the new Avalanches LP is ‘finished’, again

Every few months we get some tiny skerrick of information about the long awaited second full length from Australian sample-delica legends The Avalanches is nearing completion.

Today we have more vague speculation-fueling word about the next Avalanches LP, this time coming from the group’s label boss and current Vivid LIVE curator Steve Pavlovic who told The Music Network that the new record is almost done.”They’re finished and they’re celebrating,” the Modular kingpin proclaimed. “They’re going to have a little party to celebrate finishing it. The next stage will see the album go to someone to mix. And then we’ll probably drop a song later this year, and the album early next year.”

That’s great and all but skeptics will of course recall that in 2008 the same guy said that he would be receiving a finished copy of the disc on Christmas Day of that year, that in May 2009 the band reportedly began clearing samples, that triple j claimed in January last year that we’d hear the album in October 2010 and then retracted that prediction and in June last year an administrator on the Avalanches’ message board announced that “i hear ariel pink is recording some guest vocals for it and once those are done, the album will be finished (!).”