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Alt-J's '3WW' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

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The track is their first new release in three years.

Alternative indie rock trio Alt-J is back with new music after a three-year hiatus. The group’s latest single “3WW” launched to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Monday (March 6), hours after its release.

The Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart measures the real-time acceleration of conversation around artists and their music on Twitter.

The British group released the song on YouTube and other streaming services around 12 a.m. ET Monday morning and the track reached the top of the chart around 9 a.m. The official audio on YouTube has raked in 60,000 global views since its posting.

The band also announced on Twitter that it will release its third studio album Relaxer on June 9.

Aside from a live album released last summer, “3WW” is Alt-J’s first new release since 2014’s “Every Other Freckle,” which appeared on their sophomore album This Is All Yours. The album was the group’s first to crack the top five of the Billboard 200, reaching No. 4.