The Avalanches Co-Founder Darren Seltmann Has Left the Band
Fans of the Avalanches have been waiting for updates regarding a sophomore follow-up to the band’s 2000 debut, Since I Left You, for, well, 15 years. And something did happen last year, but not pertaining to the band’s next album. Co-founder Darren Seltmann has left the band.
As reported by Consequence of Sound, Seltmann’s wife – singer-songwriter Sally Seltmann – told the Herald Sun he had left the band last year. “He’s not in the Avalanches anymore,” she said. “Nobody seems to pick up on that.”
The Herald Sun then confirmed the news with the Avalanches’ label, Modular Recordings. “Yep, Darren hasn’t been in the band for a while, so officially the band is Robbie Chater and Tony Di Blasi right now,” a representative from Modular said.
Thankfully, Seltmann’s departure doesn’t mark the end of the Avalanches. “Album sounds awesome, but there’s no dates or anything planned,” the Modular rep added. “The official line is ‘stay tuned.’”
Since the Avalanches released Since I Left You, they’ve shared a cover of “Get Happy,” a remix of Hunters and Collectors’ “Talking to a Stranger” and the 2012 Sleepy Bedtime Mix for Young Ones mixtape.
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