The Needle Drop

Alt-J - "Hunger of the Pine"

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Alternative pop outfit Alt-J drops a new track from their forthcoming LP, This Is All Yours. It's a moody slow-burning ballad that asks for your patience.

In the final third of the song, I came to realize this is a pretty cerebral piece of music. It asks a lot of the mind's primeval side, I'd like to think. The song's hypnotic rhythms and drones speak to something ancient or archaic, and it's more beautiful for it.