New Music: Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”

7 Jul

I am an Alt-J fan, have been since I first heard them and will continue to be. I’m stoked to have them on the 2014 Life is Beautiful lineup and can’t wait for their performance. And even though they’ve called their new single “Left Hand Free” the “least Alt-J song ever,” I still dig it and don’t mind the departure from “their sound” and I for one think it’s going to open them up to a whole lot of new fans. Many are already saying it’s very Black Keys-esque and perhaps it is but again, I don’t mind. It’s a catchy tune, and to me it spans a several genres of music. If anything it takes it back to way before the Black Keys. Plus Joe Newman’s distinct voice is still present so how about we embrace it before rushing to judgement about the new album (it’s only one song), “This Is All Yours” which is due out on September 23.

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