There have been at least two bands named The Avalanches:
1. An Australian electronic music collective
2. A defunct American surf rock group
NOTE: The former band actually got their name from the latter, as The Avalanches' "Ski Surfin'" album was known to be their favorite album. 1. The Avalanches are an electronic music collective from Melbourne, Australia. They are well known for their use of eclectic sampling, having created their debut album, Since I Left You (2000), entirely out of over 3,500 samples of obscure records, movies, and television shows.