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Here’s something I wasn’t quite expecting: Every last one of the videos on this week’s list has some kind of narrative to it, even if that story is just “intense guy wanders around motel and weird things happen.” Most of them are pretty cartoony. Some of them involve actual professional actors. All of them are… More »

The idea behind Clean Bandit, the British quartet whose dance hit “Rather Be” cracked the American top 10 this week, is to combine classical works by composers like Shostakovich and Beethoven with modern electronic music. The title of their first single, 2010’s “Mozart’s House,” cheekily spelled it out. It’s not exactly a new idea, but… More »

With An Awesome Wave, their Mercury Prize-winning 2012 debut album, Alt-J went from 0 to 100 real quick, transforming from anonymous schlubs into world-famous rock stars. They did so by forging a strikingly unique brand of prog-rock, approachable in its familiarity yet unapologetic in its weirdness. The band was formed at the University of Leed… More »

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Hear Chilly Gonzales Make Classical Connections To Pop With Members Of Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, & Alt-J

For the past year or so, musical genius Chilly Gonzales has been hosting a video series called Pop Music Masterclass for German radio station WDR…
James Rettig | August 19, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Gue…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Photos: NorthSide Festival (Denmark) 2015

Not to be confused with Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, Denmark’s NorthSide Festival (note the capitalization!) takes place ever June in Aarhaus Denmark, and the fest celebrated…
Stereogum | June 19, 2015 - 11:14 am

Watch Alt-J Play “Nara” At Hollywood American Legion For Artists Den

Don Draper probably should've declined his invitation to an American Legion Hall on last night's Mad Men, but American Legion Halls can be amazing place…
Tom Breihan | May 11, 2015 - 11:15 am

Watch A Locked-In Alt-J Play “Every Other Freckle” On The Tonight Show

On Monday night, Alt-J played Madison Square Garden and sold it out, which is crazy. And last night, they did musical-guest duty on The Tonight
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2015 - 9:40 am

Noel Gallagher Explains Why Seinfeld Is The Best And Alt-J Can Fuck Off

When we spoke with Noel Gallagher recently, the ex-Oasis guitarist had harsh words for Beyoncé and Kanye West. Gallagher loves to run his mouth —…
Chris DeVille | February 27, 2015 - 11:16 am

Alt-J – “Pusher” Video

Alt-J have shared a video for "Pusher," a muted track from their sophomore album, This Is All Yours. The clip, which was directed by Thoma…
James Rettig | February 23, 2015 - 10:49 am

Marika Hackman – “Monday Afternoon” (Stereogum Premiere)

Marika Hackman once told me that she feels like her music is folk in a medieval sense, and that sticks with me every time I…
Caitlin White | February 12, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Watch Lorde, Disclosure, Alt-J, Skrillex, & More In A Very Austalian Year-End Sketch For Triple J

The Australian radio station Triple J is about to launch its year-end Hottest 100 countdown. And to build up anticipation (or whatever), it put together…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2014 - 9:10 am

Watch Alt-J Perform “Every Other Freckle” and “Left Hand Free” On Kimmel

Alt-rockers Alt-J released their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, a few months back, and they made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel last night to…
James Rettig | December 16, 2014 - 9:41 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominatio…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” Video (Version 2)

Alt-J already released a video for their blooz-rockin' This Is All Yours single "Left Hand Free." But now that the song is getting an official…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2014 - 9:48 am

Alt-J – “Left Hand Free (Lido Remix)”

Alt-J's "Left Hand Free" has gotten a remix from Norwegian producer and rapper Lido, who chops up the crunchy rock of the original until it'…
James Rettig | November 4, 2014 - 6:24 pm

Photos: Alt-J @ The Paramount Theatre, Seattle 10/15/14

Alt-J released their anticipated second album, This Is All Yours, to an army of eager fans last month. Since then, the Leeds-based psych-rock band bega…
Miles Bowe | October 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm

Watch Alt-J Cover Disclosure’s “Latch”

Alt-J just released their sophomore album, This Is All Yours (which we reviewed here), and stopped by BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge to talk and…
James Rettig | September 29, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Alt-J – “Every Other Freckle (Remix)” (Feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

God bless the unexpected remix. In the buildup to their new album This Is All Yours, Alt-J have already employed the talents of the L.A.
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Q&A: Alt-J On Making This Is All Yours, Sampling Miley Cyrus, And Soldiering On As A Three-Piece

The Mercury Music Prize, awarded annually to Britain's best album, announced its 2014 nominees today. If anybody understands the gravity of that honor, it's Alt-J,…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2014 - 12:54 pm
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