The Avalanches Wildflower XL Recordings If anticipation breeds expectation, then The Avalanches are screwed. It’s been 16 years since the electronic outfit from Melbourne released their stunning mash-up debut, Since I Left You, to critical and commercial success, so Wildflower , the follow-up, has a snowball’s chance in hell of satisfying the suspense. Much like dance music in general, the DJ crew have seen a few changes in the past decade and a half, but the current line up of Robbie Chater, Tony Di Blasi and James Dela Cruz has stuck to the basic modus operandi: get those heads nodding and feet bopping. Graced by a host of guest artists (Toro y Moi, Father John Misty, Dirty Three’s Warren Ellis, Biz Markie), Wildflower plays like the perfect summer house-party soundtrack – Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue brings the smiles to the Beach Boys-esque Colours ; Danny Brown and MF Doom drop rhymes on Frankie Sinatra , a lead single that heavily samples Wilmoth Houdini’s Bobby Sox Idol and could so easily have turned into an awful novelty tune but deserves to be a massive summer hit. Well worth the wait.