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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 Show. On Jimmy Fallon's stage, all four members lined up at the front of the stage, giving a visual cue that this is the type of band where all of… More »

By: 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 -- and I love to hear him running it -- so of course he had some more vitriol to spew when Rolling Stone caught up with him, and of course I'm… More »

By: 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 Thomas Rhazi, is centered on a manic preacher as he proselytizes on a soapbox in the middle of an empty field. Gradually, he's encircled by a crowd made up of mostly… More »

By: 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 hear a new song from the steely-voiced singer. After a prolific outpouring of EPs, Hackman is finally releasing her debut album We Slept At Last, and in advance of that… More »

By: 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 a comedy sketch that stars as many musicians as possible. It's pretty obvious that none of these people in were in the same room at the same time, but it'… More »

By: 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 perform two tracks from it. They did "Every Other Freckle" and "Left Hand Free" on Kimmel's massive outdoor stage. Watch the performances below. More »

By: 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 nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won't learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them as part of tonight's AMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 1:38 pm

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 radio push, the band have shared a second video. This one is by Leblanc + Cudmore, the team behind great recent clips from Lucius and the New Pornographers. It's set… More »

By: 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's virtually unrecognizable. He adds his own lyrics and effects to the track that add to the song's "showdown in the Wild West" vibe: ominous whistles ring out in the background,… More »

By: 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 began a North American tour that included a stop at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle last night. We sent photographer Eric Tra to capture the event. Check out the photo gallery… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 16, 2014 - 12:39 pm

The Week In Pop: With “Rather Be,” Brainy Hybrid Band Clean Bandit Finds The Feeling

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / October 2, 2014 - 4:15 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 play some songs. They covered fellow UK darlings Disclosure's "Latch." Neither of them come close to the powerful vocal performance Sam Smith gave on that song (in fact, they sound… More »

By: James Rettig / September 29, 2014 - 1:47 pm

Premature Evaluation: Alt-J This Is All Yours

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / September 16, 2014 - 3:09 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. noise-rap trio clipping. to rework their first single "Hunger Of The Pine." And now, just as unlikely, the always-emphatic Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. has jumped on the bizarre sex-groove "EveryMore »

By: 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, the Leeds art-rockers who won the Mercury Prize on their first try with 2012 debut album An Awesome Wave. The award was a coronation of sorts for one of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 10, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Watch Alt-J Work Up A Serious Groove On Conan

When British trio Alt-J played "Left Hand Free," the blooz-rocking half-joke from their new album This Is All Yours on Letterman last week, they looked bored and listless. But doing the layered, intricate "Every Other Freckle" on Conan last night, they brought a sense of presence and energy that they didn't have last time around,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014 - 10:53 am

Watch Alt-J Play “Left Hand Free” On Letterman

The British trio Alt-J are a massively successful band with a much-anticipated album about to come out, but for many of us, even those of us in the music press (ahem), it's been entirely possible to move through life without even knowing what those guys look like. Mystery solved: They look like some dudes. Last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2014 - 9:49 am

Watch Alt-J Play Six New Songs Live In NYC

Alt-J played their first new show in almost ten months a few nights ago at New York's Le Poisson Rouge for an NPR Music showcase. With their sophomore album, This Is All Yours, on the horizon, they took the occasion to play six songs from the album live for the first time, including previously unheard… More »

By: James Rettig / September 4, 2014 - 4:14 pm

Alt-J – “Every Other Freckle” Videos (NSFW-ish)

British trio Alt-J are only a few weeks away from releasing This Is All Yours, their much-anticipated sophomore album. Their videos for early singles "Hunger Of The Pine" and "Left Hand Free" were both strong but were vastly different from one another. And they've now made two videos for the winding, tricky "Every Other Freckle,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2014 - 4:04 pm
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