Luke Bather - 3rd June 2016

A momentous wait demands a momentous video. It's been 16 years since the last time The Avalanches released new music. Now its finally arrived, it was beholden on Fleur Fortune (from Fleur & Manu) to produce something substantial for the first video. And Fleur has certainly delivered. 

The video for Frankie Sinatra takes a Harmony Korine-esque depiction of the Southern United States as a carnival of strange, and then runs with it at full speed towards full-on surrealism.

Everyone here sips a drink that glows as if irradiated - the effects of which blur the lines of perception. Dogs operate heavy machinery, food comes to life and fishermen find themselves in a Vietnam War flashback, complete with assault weapon/brass instrument hybrids.

It's a rich tapestry of great looking, funny scenes, and a seemingly massive logistical undertaking. Everything down to the casting has been executed meticulously. A music video worthy of the band who brought us the crazy genius of Frontier Psychiatrist.

PRO Credits


DirectorFleur & Manu
Production CompanyDivision
Executive ProducerJules de Chateleux
Line ProducerPJ Sodaski
Director of PhotographyMathias Boucard
EditorMarie Charlotte Moreau
EditorPhilippe Roch
Post production companyMathematic
ColouristVincent Heine
StylistChristina Flannery
CommissionerGlen Goetze

Luke Bather - 3rd June 2016

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