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Wolf Alice, Alt-J, Kings of Leon for Mad Cool Festival

alt-J (∆) Breezeblocks Alt-J’s version opens with a woman, crushed dead and drowned by a breezeblock, but who is miraculously restored to life by a married man. Although they fight, he eventually chooses her over his wife, whom he locks up and walks out on. On the other hand, in forward motion, a husband discovers his wife locked up by a jealous girlfriend, whom he fights and eventually kills.

The arrangement of the people with the architecture in the background makes the video look like an urban recreation of the famous "School of Athens" painting which depicted pretty much every great philosopher of that era i.e. Plato, Socrates & Aristotle. But in this video the people are on the grind for cash and predatory towards each other (the shark). So maybe this is partly a comment on the type of people society idolizes in the past v. present.

from Beats and Patterns

A Function on Your Computer: Alt-J

"alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives." #altj

from SONGS SMITHS

UNDER THE RADAR: ALT-J – “Left Hand Free”

ALT-J – “Left Hand Free”. British trio alt-J are about to return with their 2014 much-awaited sophomore album This Is All Yours. This is their video for the bluesy “Left Hand Free” Follow – > http://www.songssmiths.wordpress.com Like -> http://www.facebook.com/songssmithssongssmiths

from TIME.com

Watch the Video for alt-J's Miley Cyrus-Sampling "Hunger of the Pine": Premiere

Check out Alt-J's new video for "Hunger of the Pine", directed by Nabil