To Remix or Not to Remix: Alt-J


In today’s news, WHERE HAS THIS BAND BEEN ALL MY LIFE? Yeah, Alt-J, we’re looking at you. Before we go any further their name is indeed a key command for a triangle (∆) on a PC. But who uses PCs anymore? Well it sounds way cooler than Option-J which is the equivalent command on a Mac, so I guess there’s your answer. Now let’s get down to business. Here is the brand spankin’ new video for “Tessellate” off of their debut album An Awesome Wave (out September 19th)! Directed by Alex Southam (who has also worked with I Break Horses, Smoke Fairies and The Walkmen), it’s a take on Raphael’s School of Athens which is a fresco located in the Vatican. Thanks to art school this is something I could wax on and off about for an hour. Every single item is incredibly symbolic, so it’s brilliant to see a band flip hundreds of years of tradition on its head. Speaking of symbolism, with all this triangle obsession I’m thinking that the band needs to team up with Y∆CHT for a tour! *Anyway* let’s take a look at all these versions of Alt-J’s lead single “Fitzpleasure.”

If one’s cred is indicated by the company you keep, then having The Internet of Odd Future and TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek remix your material is about as cool as you can get! Stream the original, download both of re-works below and be sure to let us know what you think via @VirginMLive. These straight-outta-Leeds lads will be in the US shortly and the shows are selling out – keep track of their shenanigans via Twitter and check out the tour dates after the jump! ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆ ∆



Alt-J US Tourdates:
08/01 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
08/02 – San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop
08/05 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle w/ Chairlift
08/06 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge (SOLD OUT)
08/07 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands (SOLD OUT)
09/12 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
09/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brendas *
09/15 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel *
09/17 – Boston, MA – Great Scott *
09/18 – Montreal, QC – Petite Campus *
09/19 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar *
09/21 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN -Triple Rock *
09/25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre w/ Grouplove *
09/26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre w/ Grouplove *
09/30 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room w/ Blood Red Shoes (on sale July 23)
10/01 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore w/ Grouplove *
10/04 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pool – The Cosmopolitan w/ Grouplove *
10/08 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant w/ Grouplove *
10/09 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom w/ Grouplove *
10/11 – Houston, TX – House of Blues w/ Grouplove *
10/12 – Helotes, TX – Josabis w/ Grouplove *
10/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues w/ Grouplove *
10/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival

*Tickets On Sale July 27

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