Thursday, June 19, 2014

Alt-J Debut Mesmerizing New Single "Hunger of the Pine"


After a long day, there are plenty of things that are wonderful to look forward to. But, last night, after hopping around the beginning of NXNE's music program - there was nothing I was happier to arrive home to than a soulful new Alt-J single. Needless to say, this jam closed out the night perfectly.

The Brit indie-rock darlings dropped "Hunger of the Pine" yesterday as the first single from their forthcoming LP This Is All Yours. Sampling "4x4" from Miley Cyrus - an artist they've admittedly wanted to collaborate with for some time - "Hunger of the Pine" is a shadowy, intensifying groove decorated by all the right things: pulsing synth, blips of sexy horn and, most notably, Joe Newman's time-stopping vocals.

Everything about the Mercury Prize winners' presence on the music scene so far has been surprising and momentous, and this track's unexpected sample and anthemic qualities are no different. Bravo, boys - excited to hear what's next.

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