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The Avalanches: "We're sampling singers long since passed away, almost like we're summoning spirits."

The Avalaches

The Avalanches grab some time with Kyle Meredith to dive into the creation of their new concept album, We Will Always Love You, which finds the sample masters teaming up with dozens of famous artists to create songs about the universe, mortality, and the afterlife. Robbie Chater and Tony Diblasi putting the importance on songwriting ahead of the sampling that they’re known for and working with Mick Jones with the shared lineage that stretches back to his post-Clash band Big Audio Dynamite. We also get a look into what the upcoming tour will look like, which should find the two bringing back the art form of sampling live in front of the audience as they deconstruct songs and build them back up.

Watch the full interview above and then check out the videos below.

Kyle is the WFPK Music Director. Email Kyle at kmeredith@lpm.org

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