Video: The Avalanches – Subways


The Avalanches have revealed the video for “Subways,” the new single from their acclaimed sophomore album, Wildflower (Astralwerks). The Australian band teamed up with subversive French illustrators Mrzyk & Moriceau, who created a rainbow rail 2D animated trip through New York City’s subway system. Produced by Parisian production company Division, Mrzyk & Moriceau’s vision of “Subways” follows a hand drawn cast of colorful outcasts as they walk, skate, dance and sing a surreal tale on their ordinarily mundane commute. Mrzyk & Moriceau’s work has been seen in galleries worldwide, in public installations and in children’s books. They have also made music videos for such artists as Air, Sebastien Tellier and Jackson & His Computer Band.


Sampling the teenage funk-punk of Chandra’s “Subways” and Graham Bonnet’s version of The Bee Gees’ late period classic, “Warm Ride,” “Subways” is a lucid dreamscape, a glimpse into a dazzling psychedelic summertime which will take listeners back to the classic grooves of The Avalanches’ 2000 debut Since I Left You. Rolling Stone praised the song’s “grooving bassline and richly textured sonic layer.” SPIN noted, “the track is easily the closest to the Avs’ classic sound, with sweeping strings, ecstatic vocals, and finely chopped samples.” The FADER hailed it as “a danceable return to classic form.”

Posted on August 24, 2016, in video and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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