The Avalanches are back with the second single from their forthcoming Wildflower follow-up. Titled “Running Red Lights,” the song unites the iconic Melbourne duo with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo as well as upstart Pink Siifu, whose verse interpolates revered and recently-departed Avalanches collaborator David Berman. Nostalgic and hazy in the same way that the album’s Dev Hynes-featuring first single was, it continues The Avalanches’ increasingly thoughtful, nostalgic trajectory. “‘Running Red Lights’ didn’t start out as a defining moment; ‘a single’ as it were,” The Avalanches’ Robbie Chater says in a statement. “But Rivers responded to our fuzzed-out Spaceman 3 inspired jam with such openheartedness, that we soon dropped all pretense and got down to the heart of the matter… loss.”
“David had agreed to share his words with us for the middle 8 a few years back,” Chater continues later in the statement. “It’s a strange feeling releasing this now, 6 months after his passing, but we are so glad he got to hear the music, ad it means a lot to us that he really liked it.” Listen to “Running Red Lights” above.