Bluesy, gritty, psych-rock guitar. Alt-J, is that you?
Gearing up for the fall release of their highly anticipated sophomore LP, Alt-J has shared the second preview of their upcoming album This Is All Yours.
Last month we heard the slow burning Miley Cyrus-sampling track “Hunger Of The Pine” and while it sounded like the Alt-J we all came to know and love, their American label was apparently not so impressed. In response, Alt-J set out to write “the least Alt-J song ever”. According to an interview with The Guardian, they took a “joke riff” that frontman Joe Newman had been playing in rehearsals and flushed it out with the most halfhearted chords and rhythm imaginable, writing the song “in about 20 minutes.”
Thom Green (drums): “I tried to make the drums as cliched as possible, there’s none of my personality in it.”
Gus (keyboards/vocals): “I’m doing some kind of organ solo. I don’t know where ‘baby’ came from.”
Joe Newman (guitar/lead vocals): “And I say, ‘Gee whizz,’ which I’m not sure is a phrase I’ve ever uttered before. I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with Good Riddance To Bin Laden stickers!”
The song is called “Left Hand Free” and it’s extremely catchy. Have a listen for yourself below:
This Is All Yours is out September 22.
Arrival In Nara
Every Other Freckle
Left Hand Free
❦Garden of England
Hunger Of The Pine
The Gospel Of John Hurt