Come Ride the Awesome Wave with Alt-J at the Neptune
Who: I purchased my first Mac this year, and finally feel like I’m part of the tech Savvy Seattleites. Well sort of. I haven’t mastered all of the sweet short-cuts and symbols, but when I found out I would be covering the British indie-rock foursome Alt-J, I smiled at the notion of testing out a new mac trick! Named after the ∆ that appears when pressing “Alt J” on a Mac, Alt-J formed in 2008 after meeting at Leeds University. They spent the better half of two years mastering their infectious dub-pop folky style, and finally signed with UK’s Infectious Records. Their debut album An Awesome Wave was released in May 2012 in Europe, winning the 2012 British Mercury Prize, and when the album surfaced that September in the US, well we just couldn’t help falling for Gwil, Gus, Joe and Thom. Their performance at the Neptune tomorrow will certainly be a fitzpleasure for all.