Alt-J “Left Hand Free”

Alt-J released the second single from their upcoming album today, and it’s an interesting departure from the sound and style that made their debut album so unique and well-loved. The band has taken a bit of a classic rock influenced approach with this new song; I can’t help but hear hints of The Black Keys, The Rolling Stones and David Bowie as I keep listening to it. While I’m sure this new track will be met with a bit of criticism from fans, I think the experimentation with new sounds and genres will ultimately work in Alt-J’s favor, allowing them to create an standout sophomore album. Yes, 2012’s “An Awesome Wave” is certainly a hard act to follow, but I think this band has even more awesome surprises in store for us with this upcoming album that will delight their fans and win them a bunch of new ones, too.

Stream “Left Hand Free” here:

Alt-J “Hunger of The Pine”

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Alt-J are set release the follow up to their Mercury Prize-winning debut album “An Awesome Wave” on Sept 22. They’ve given us a little taste of what’s to come with the first single, “Hunger of The Pine.” It’s on the more dark, downtempo side, with lyrics that evoke a painful longing and desire. It also incorporates a little Miley Cyrus sample that actually enhances the mood of the song quite brilliantly.

Stream it here:

Alt-J “Breezeblocks” (Sebastian Carter Remix)

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Check out this awesome remix of Alt-J’s “Breezeblocks” by Sebastian Carter and follow him on Soundcloud to get his other remixes. I actually like this version better than the original song. The beats work perfectly; it’s chill and downtempo with a bit of trap.

And if you “like” his Facebook page, you’ll get access to free downloads.

https://soundcloud.com/sebastian-m-ller-4/alt-j-breezeblocks-sebastian