Tag Archives: alt-J

2012 Top Ten List Spotlight: Larry Rose

For the rest of the year, we’ll be spotlighting our KEXP DJs Top Albums of 2012, leading up to our 2012 Top Album Countdown, as voted on by our listeners! Voting ends on Friday, December 21st, so let us know your favorites now, and tune in on Friday, December 28th to hear if your picksRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

In Purity Ring‘s new video for “Lofticries” characters are faced with surreal moments of death and unreality - and react with stoicism. Directed by AG Rojas, who also directed Spiritualized‘s “Hey Jane” video, the camera sticks close behind the characters as they encounter everything from a body laying in shallow water, a glowing hearse inRead more...

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Thursday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

First things first: South by Southwest has announced its initial line-up for 2013! The list, available at SXSW’s website, includes Thurston Moore, Alt-J, Akron/Family, Klaxons, and more. The festival will take place from March 8-17, and we’ll keep you updated as more acts are added to the roster. As we reported yesterday, Cat Power hasRead more...

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Monday Music News

Recent Mercury Prize winners Alt-J released this super strange video for their song “Fitzpleasure” from An Awesome Wave today. Directed by Emile Sornin, everything is slightly out of place in the video - the word “pleasure” ripples across black and white footage of a cats cradle being woven, fingers bending into gang signs, a manRead more...

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Friday Music News

photo by Dave Lichterman

“We bloody won the Mercury!!!” Alt-J announced on Facebook yesterday. The band’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, had won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an award for the best UK album of the year. And they’re in good company, too: over the past twenty years, the prize has gone to classic albums like Portishead’s Dummy andRead more...

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Live Video: Alt-J at the Triple Door

While they do have some excellent competition, smart money is on Alt-J for the Mercury Prize win. Past winners have been respected veterans (PJ Harvey, Portishead, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, etc.), but these relative upstarts from Leeds have undoubtedly made one of KEXP listeners’ and DJs’ best album of the year. Their awesome debut, An AwesomeRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

This week we keep everyone entertained and busy. The week starts with Tegan & Sara at Neptune Theatre on Monday night, and then with Rose’s Pawn Shop, Tumbleweed, and Wanderers at Tractor Tavern on Tuesday night. Then, things get crazy with 5 straight days of Decibel Festival. This is Seattle’s Annual festival of electronic music, performance, visual art andRead more...

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Out This Week 9/18

This week finally sees the U.S. release of An Awesome Wave, the awesome debut of Alt-J. We’ve been playing the U.K. band regularly on KEXP for months, but today you can pick up a copy for yourself. Also topping this week’s list of new releases -- not quite as long as last week’s but stillRead more...

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Friday Music News

More Alt-J new: the British indie-rockers and loyal triangle devotees have released a beautiful video for their song “Fitzpleasure” off their 2012 debut, An Awesome Wave. Shot over the course of one day in Paris, the video, directed by Guillaume Cagniard, is somewhat of another crash course in art history. According to a press releaseRead more...

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Live Video: Alt-J at Cutting Room Studios NYC

Recent Mercury Prize nominees and KEXP favorites Alt-J stopped by the Cutting Room Studios NYC last month to perform an exclusive session live on KEXP. Our friends at Baeble Music captured the session and talked to the band about their stellar debut. Watch “Fitzpleasure” below and catch the full session at Baeblemusic.com.

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