The worst thing—perhaps because it is the only bad thing—about ∆ (the mysterious and promising British band, pronounced “Alt-J”) is trying to explain their name to the layperson without sounding like a Hipster Runoff article. However once you get past the initial language barrier (for instance having to explain computer keyboard shortcuts to my doctor this morning) you’re golden, because the band’s sound speaks for itself.
Last week we posted the video for “Fitzpleasure” off the band’s Mercury Prize-nominated An Awesome Wave (now out on Canvasback), and so to follow up here is the latest video treatment for “Something Good.” A gory yet nostalgic tour around a Spanish bullfighting ring is as aesthetically pleasing as it is aurally satisfying and perfectly apt for this ethereal album standout.
Fresh off a stop at the Rock N Roll Hotel, ∆ will continue to tour through mid-October, so if you missed them while they were here make sure you find your way to see them soon before they get too big and don’t want to see you.
STREAM: alt-J – “Something Good”