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BEAUTIFUL BUZZZ

ALT-J @ THE ECHO - LOS ANGELES, CA - 08.01.12

Erin MaherComment

I had been counting down the days for this show.  Once in a while I am super super excited to see a band to the point where I feel like I am 10 years old at a New Kids On The Block concert (I did this)!  Alt-J played at The Echo last night to a over sold out crowd.  I don't think I have seen The Echo that packed for a minute, and of course the band was stoked!

There is just nothing like Alt-J anywhere.  I mean it!!  Who else makes amazing alt-pop that draws on poignant folk with synth hip-hop syncopations topped off with tight vocal harmonies??  No one, that's who!  They come from Leeds, UK and I am pretty sure they are going to take over the US indie music scene in the matter of minutes.  The show was so good, I almost got into my car this morning and drove to SF for the Popscene show tonight!  I really should have.......

The set was great - when they played popular song "Fitzpleasure" the crowd went nuts and were singing along.....not bad for a band who has nothing released in the US.  My personal favorite was "Taro" - man what a great song.  I want to thank The Echo for hooking me up with a ticket - I would go solo to a Alt-J show any time, and to Daniel for the drink!