The Avalanches have given us a decade long wait since their masterpiece Since I Left You, however, we finally have some new material… sort of. ‘A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart’ is an Avalanches collaboration with David Berman of The Silver Jews that may or may not be featured on their incredibly teased possibly-upcoming album. It’s still more than we’ve gotten in a long time so it’s no surprise that the blogosphere is peeing themselves over it. Instead of dropping a party ready track that the group makes so well, ‘A Cowboy Overflow of the Heart’ is as emotional and subdued as the title suggests. David Berman’s spoken word vocals take center stage as the Avalanches bend subtle and gorgeous instrumentation around his story. It’s definitely not what everyone was expecting or probably wanted but in typical Avalanches fashion it’s a gem and I hope we can hear a finished version before this decade is up.