I've been listening to all their remixes again today and been getting restlessly excited about the follow up to Since I Left You once more.
In related news that thing Modular posted about rejecting the album, see:
did predictably turn out to be a joke as they've followed up with the following:
"We have to apologise to all those hearts we broke last week when we joked that we'd rejected The Avalanches' second album because it sounded rushed and that we're sending them back into the studio. It caused much distress to expectant fans and we didn't realize it would be picked up all over the place as a feature news story, basically the whole thing got a tad out of hand (although North Koreas response did seem a little extreme). We gently rib the guys like this on a monthly basis to hurry them along but of course they'll hand the record in when they're good and ready, and to be honest if they handed in a tape of fart samples we'd put it out no questions asked. Anyways word is its not far off and according to those collaborators who've heard bits and bobs its sounding like everything we dared not hope for, and so much more. They've made the record of their lives basically. In the mean time prepare your self with a hot cup of valium for the sleepy, creepy wonkiness that is their remix of Franz Ferdinand's 'Fade Together' available 17th July on the single 'Eleanor Put Your Boots On'."
Since I Left You is my favourite record of the past 5 years, their Wolfmother remix is the best track I've heard all year (and their Belle & Sebastian and Badly Drawn Boy remixes are probably my favourite remixes ever).
I have a feeling album number two could well be a masterpiece.