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Hear Alt-J’s Horn-Blasted New Song ‘In Cold Blood’

Single highlights British indie-rock trio’s upcoming third LP, ‘Relaxer’

Ryan Reed Mar 30, 2017
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Alt-J pair reggae rhythms with heady brass and spiraling synths on “In Cold Blood,” the dynamic lead single from their upcoming third LP, Relaxer. While the mind-altering cut drifts in numerous directions, side-stepping a traditional pop song structure, it’s anchored by a massive “la la la” vocal hook.

“In Cold Blood” is available as an instant free download with pre-orders of Relaxer, out June 2nd. The British indie-rock trio announced the album earlier this month and released its equally sprawling opener, “3WW.”

The eight-track Relaxer, produced by regular studio collaborator Charlie Andrew, follows 2014’s This Is All Yours and their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. The band announced that it will now be released on June 2nd, one week ahead of schedule.

Alt-J will kick off a North American tour July 27th in Columbia, Maryland. The trek ”“ which includes recently announced slots at Chicago’s Lollapalooza and New York’s Panorama Festival ”“ concludes August 9th in Los Angeles. 

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