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.