Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Something Good" : Alt-J

A few weeks back I ran across a grim yet gorgeous music video for a song called "Something Good" by British indie band Alt-J. Much like the video itself, the song and the rest of the album, An Awesome Wave, is a lot to process. Beyond deciding if you love or hate singer Joe Newman's old man Marcus Mumford voice, you've got to accept the marriage of electronic and folk music, occasionally structured by 14th century monks. In any case, it's weird and addictive and I'm thinking Alt-J is about to be one of those bands people will not be able to shut up about this year. "Something Good" is true to its name. It's got some really lovely shifts and rhythms, and it's the best gateway into the rest of the album. Check it out.

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