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Listen to Alt-J’s New Song, ‘Hunger of the Pine’

Gabriel Green

Ever since Alt-J won the coveted Mercury Prize for their debut album, ‘An Awesome Wave,’ in 2012, the British trio has been building buzz. After a two-year wait, they’re getting ready to release their much-anticipated follow-up album.

‘This Is All Yours’ will be out on Sept. 22. And they’ve just unveiled the first track from the record, ‘Hunger of the Pine.’ You can listen to it below.

The song is darker and mustier than the relatively brighter songs found on ‘An Awesome Wave.’ It’s missing a melodic hook to draw you in, but after a couple listens, the skittering electronics and digital crests wash over you. Sorta like their debut album did.

And yes, that’s Miley Cyrus sampled in the “I’m a female rebel” line, which comes from her song ’4×4.’

Alt-J will also head out on the road right after the album’s release, hitting both Europe and North America for a massive tour. Here’s a complete list of dates:

Sept. 18 – Glasgow – Academy
Sept. 19 - Manchester – Apollo
Sept. 20 - Manchester – Apollo
Sept. 22 - Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
Sept. 23 - Brighton – Centre
Sept. 24 - London – Alexandra Palace
Sept. 27 - Dublin – The O2 Arena
Sept. 29 - Paris – Casino de Paris
Oct. 14 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theater
Oct. 15 - Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
Oct. 16 - Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
Oct. 17 - Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
Oct. 18-19 - San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
Oct. 20 - Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater
Oct. 21 - Pomona, CA – Fox Theater
Oct. 24 - San Diego, CA – Soma
Oct. 27 - Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Oct. 28 - Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 31 - Minneapolis, MN – Myth
Nov. 1 - Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 2 - Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Nov. 4 - Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Nov. 5 - Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
Nov. 6 - Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Nov. 7-9 - Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov. 10 - Detroit, MI – The Filllmore
Nov. 11 - Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Nov. 12 - Montreal, QB – Metropolis
Nov. 14 - Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
Nov. 16 - New York, NY – Beacon Theater
Nov. 18 - Boston, MA – Orpheum Theater
Nov. 19 - Washington, DC – Echostage

And here’s the great ‘Breezeblocks’ from the debut:

Next: Alt-J Go Commercial

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