If you like music from bands like Mumford and Sons (who actually covered the Alt-J song ‘Tessellate’ in BBC studio session) and the Lumineers mixed with powerhouse vocals, you’ve found your match in Alt-J. I can’t say enough great things about this band. They are sky rocketing and rightfully so. I was introduced to their music by a friend a while back and have caught multiple shows by them. Each time, they sound flawless. We were so excited when our work announced that they’d be bringing two of the band members in to perform an acoustic set, we were ecstatic. They are in CA touring inbetween and around Coachella which they will be performing at both weekends. If you are going to either weekend, do not miss this band.
(Singing Breezeblocks. I mean is this real life?!?!)
(Very nice guys)
Alt-J is exploding with talent. Check them out and try to catch them at a smaller venue before they are selling out arenas 😉
Spotlight Artist – Atlas Genius
We go to a lot of shows and have the chance to see a lot of great artists every month. It’s always great to get out and take a real listen to music, it’s a true representation of the artists. Chels and I both share a love for music and although we don’t always agree on certain artists, Atlas Genius is a band that we are both crazy about. We took note of their single track “Trojans” when it first started circulating the air waves and decided to take a further listen.
These nice Aussies are on the rise and we wanted to share their music with you while you still have a chance to see them on tour with one of our other favorites Silversun Pickups as we just did last week! Get to the show early to catch these guys, you won’t be disappointed. We both picked our favorite tracks and you can take a listen below if you’d like!
Britt’s pick: Back Seat
I love this song! It’d make a great road trip song to put on a playlist and hit the road with your friends.
Chelsea’s pick: Symptoms
Every time this song starts playing on my shuffle, my ears always perk up- I love the lyrics!
(photo from Fox Theatre, Oakland)