Debut Album: Alt-J (∆) – An Awesome Wave (2012/05/28)

:: Awesome indeed!

‘An Awesome Wave’ is the debut album of ∆ (Alt-J), a young band from the UK. The four guys (Gwil, Joe, Gus and Thom) met in 2007 at Leeds University and started making music together. The band name stands for the Greek ‘delta’ sign, which is pronounced alt-J and represents change in mathematical equations. After releasing two singles in the past months, their debut album was released on May 28, 2012 in the UK and Europe via Infectious Music. US release follows on June 05.

Watch above the official video for ‘Breezeblocks’, the second single taken from the album. The video is directed by Ellis Bahl for Project Fathom.

So far, already quite a few highly enthusiastic reviews have been written about this debut, one comparing it to that one of The xx (Clash Music). The reviewers all try to name the influences on ‘An Awesome Wave’ or even to categorize it. The different terms thereby used clearly show what’s most interesting about this record: it fuses styles and influences together and creates something distinct and original. I guess that’s why it has been called ‘genre-defying’ (Any Decent Music?). Maybe one day, we’ll call it genre-defining

Full Album Stream:

 

Cover Art:

Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Interlude I
03. Tessellate
04. Breezeblocks
05. interlude II
06. Something Good
07. Dissolve Me
08. Matilda
09. Ms
10. Fitzpleasure
11. Interlude III
12. Bloodflood
13. Taro
14. Hand-Made

Upcoming European Tourdates:
Thu 31 May 2012 // London, UK // Corsica Studios
Fri 01 Jun 2012 // Bristol, UK // The Cooler
Mon 04 Jun 2012 // Newcastle, UK // The Cluny 2
Tue 05 Jun 2012 // Birmingham, UK // Hare and Hounds
Sat 09 Jun 2012 // Manchester, UK // Parklife Festival
Mon 11 Jun 2012 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Paradiso
Mon 18 Jun 2012 // London, UK // The Borderline
Wed 20 Jun 2012 // Berlin, Germany // Festsaal Kreuzberg
>> more

Follow ‘Alt-J’ on:
Official homepage at: http://www.altjband.com/
Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/altJ.band
Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/alt_j
Soundcloud at: http://soundcloud.com/alt-j
Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/altjband

Read more:
music OMH − ∆ (Alt-J) – An Awesome Wave

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More ‘Alt-J’ on Music Pickings:
2012, Feb 10 − New Single: Fitzpleasure

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