Alt-J Stream New Album 'This Is All Yours' Via Spotify
Indie rock quartet alt-J are sharing their new album This Is All Yours with fans, streaming the second studio effort on Spotify in advance of its official release.
NME reports that fans with accounts to the streaming service currently have access to the band's follow-up to 2012's An Awesome Wave. The band also gave listeners with a special app access to the album last week. Next week, alt-J will officially release the album, which features the lead singles "Hunger Of The Pine" (featuring a Miley Cyrus sample), "Left Hand Free" and "Every Other Freckle," for regular purchase on Sept. 22.
During sessions for the new album, guitarist-bassist Gwil Sainsbury decided that he was over the rock 'n' roll lifestyle and split from the band. "He wasn't interested in being famous at all," keyboardist Unger-Hamilton told Rolling Stone in June. "Not that we're interested in being famous, but he really hated signing autographs and stuff. Fair enough, but it's part of the job. We couldn't afford to let it disrupt things."
After their Mercury Prize-winning album did so well, the band was forced to wonder how their second effort would be received by fans and new listeners. "Expectation swings both ways," Hamilton said. "There's the expectation of people wanting a good record and of people wanting us to fuck up. In the end, your only choice is to make the record you want to make. We respect our fans enough to make a complex and complicated album, and our fans respect us enough to listen to anything we put out."
Check out the video for "Every Other Freckle" below.