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#songoftheday = alt-J – “Adeline”

As you probably have figured out by now, most of our song of the day selections are chosen because they’re catchy.  It’s almost an unwritten rule that we only select the most infectious tunes we come across.  There are exceptions to this rule and today is one such exception.  Today’s song of the day, alt-J’s just released single “Adeline,” is epic and moody and downright intoxicating.  It comes on like a drug, starting off so subtle you barely notice it.  But it creeps up on you, building into something powerful, something that could knock you out.  Something that blows your mind. And just as it peaks in your head, it comes to a sudden end.  Then you’re hooked and want to experience it again and again.  This isn’t a sing-along song, not by a long-shot.  It’s a brilliant, sonic piece of art that commands you to study it.

Pre-order alt-J’s new album, Relaxer, on Amazon.  The new album will be released June 2 via Canvasback Music.

RELAXER tracklisting
1. 3WW
2. In Cold Blood
3. House of the Rising Sun
4. Hit Me Like That Snare
5. Deadcrush
6. Adeline
7. Last Year
8. Pleader

alt-J live 2017
July 27, 2017 – Merriweather Post Pavillion – Columbia, MD
July 28, 2017 – Blue Hill Bank Pavillion – Boston, MA
July 29, 2017 – Panorama Music & Arts Festival – New York, NY
July 30, 2017 – MoPOP Music Festival – Detroit, MI
August 1, 2017 – Jacobs Pavillion – Cleveland, OH
August 3, 2017 – Starlight Theater – Kansas City, MO
August 4, 2017 – Hinterland Music Festival – St. Charles, IA
August 5, 2017 Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
August 7, 2017 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO (SOLD OUT)
August 9, 2017 – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA (SOLD OUT)
August 10, 2017 – Shrine Auditorium – Los Angeles, CA
August 11-13, 2017 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
October 9, 2017 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
October 10, 2017 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
October 12, 2017 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
October 13, 2017 – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – Vancouver, BC
October 15, 2017 – Winspear Centre – Edmonton, AB (SOLD OUT)
October 16, 2017 – Winspeare Centre – Edmonton, AB
October 17, 2017 – Big Four Building – Calgary, AB
October 18, 2017 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT
October 20, 2017 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium – Minneapolis, MN
October 21, 2017 – Murat at the Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN
October 23, 2017 – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI
October 25, 2017 – Express Live! – Columbus, OH
October 27, 2017 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ONT (SOLD OUT)
October 28, 2017 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ONT (SOLD OUT)
October 29, 2017 – Place Bell – Montreal, QC
November 3, 2017 – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium – Raleigh, NC
November 4, 2017 – Arena – Asheville, NC
November 6, 2017 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
November 7, 2017 – Roxy Theater – Atlanta, GA
November 8, 2017 – Roxy Theater – Atlanta, GA
November 10, 2017 – The Fillmore at Jackie Gleason – Miami, FL
November 14, 2017 – Pavilion @ Music Factory – Dallas, TX
November 15, 2017 – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
November 16, 2017 – ACL Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX (SOLD OUT)
November 17, 2017 – White Oak Music Hall (Outside Lawn) – Houston, TX

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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