Could it be? – Could alt-J be teasing us with music from an upcoming LP?
We’re approaching three years since we were last blessed with an album from our favorite trio of Loiners. So, when we saw a post on their Facebook page titled “00110011 01110111 01110111” (which translates into “3WW”, when converted from Binary code), it was clear this could only mean new music is on the horizon.
— Stereogum (@stereogum) March 3, 2017
Armed with just the binary code equivalent of “3WW”, alt-J fans across the globe started an in-depth investigation into the meaning of the announcement. As Stereogum notes, they quickly unearthed a Japanese iTunes page which was accidentally exposed to the public. It was quickly taken down by Alt-J’s label, but not before fans were able to see the name of the album (‘Relaxer’), the cover art, and the full track listing – Which opens with a track titled “3WW”.
The iTunes page also detailed a release date of June 9, 2017 for the album.
With such an intensely dedicated fan base, alt-j really should have known better than to try and keep this a secret from them…
Check out the teaser above, and the current track list for ‘Relaxer’ below:
- In Cold Blood
- House of the Rising Sun
- Hit Me Like That Snare
- Last Year