A unique band with a sound that’s hard to pin down, alt-J makes music that’s electronic but somewhat folky; it’s got elements of dub but isn’t exactly danceable. At a time when it’s difficult for musicians to set themselves apart, alt-J has created a truly fresh, unpredictable sound.
An Awesome Wave, the band’s 2012 debut, won a well-deserved Mercury Prize and spawned appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella and the Glastonbury Festival in 2013. So how does the British band face a potential sophomore slump? It’s simply gone and made another beautiful and strange record that sounds like alt-J and nobody else. Join NPR Music and WFUV for a Live First Listen to This Is All Yours on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 9 p.m.
Hunger of the Pine
Directed by Nabil
Concept by Joe Newman
From the forthcoming album ‘This Is All Yours’
Available on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/TIAYitunes
Available on CD / Double LP here: http://www.altjband.com/
Stream Hunger of The Pine here: http://smarturl.it/hungerstream
Forthcoming live dates: http://showsnear.by/alt-J