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Friday Music News

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“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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Music News: Alt-J, Django Django, Jessie Ware Nominated for Mercury Prize

This year’s Mercury Prize awards were released earlier this morning, containing 12 British or Irish albums of the year as judged by the independent panel of judges, and attempting to encase the year’s best sounds. In case you don’t know: the Mercury Prize is among the most prestigious awards a band can receive, giving themRead more...

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Monday Music News

Fresh off a hip-shaking set at Capitol Hill Block Party this past weekend, Father John Misty has announced another leg of tour dates behind this year’s Fear Fun. After spending the rest of July and August making further festival appearances, he’ll embark on his own headlining tour in September, including stops at Portland’s Wonder BallroomRead more...

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What’s Your Summer Jam? KEXP DJs and Staff Share Theirs

Seattle can now claim a hold on summer as we reach post-80 degree weather this week! (Sorry, rest of the country, but we’ve earned this!) No matter where you are, though, or whether you’re sitting out on the beach, picnicking in a park, heading out on a long roadtrip or just chilling at home, you’reRead more...

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Friday Music News

British indie-rockers Alt-J released the video for the song “Tessellate” off their 2012 debut full-length album An Awesome Wave. Named after the Mac command to type the delta symbol (∆), the mysterious Alt-J have been compared to Radiohead, The Antlers, and early Patrick Wolf. On “Tesselate,” their intricate and complex songwriting, as well as theirRead more...

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