Alt J 4/02 At Benedum Center For The Performing Arts W/ Tycho

Alt J 4/02 At Benedum Center For The Performing Arts W/ Tycho
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Alt J 4/02 At Benedum Center For The Performing Arts W/ Tycho says
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“This Is All Yours is as brilliantly charming as anyone could have expected.” – Under the Radar

“They're simply my favorite band of the decade” – Bob Boilen, NPR

alt-J follow up their debut album An Awesome Wave with This Is All Yours. The debut sold over a million copies worldwide and was the 2012 Mercury Prize winner, and the band found themselves at the outset of making a follow up in a new position of recording an album that was actually anticipated, and having gone from a four piece to a trio.

This Is All Yours is emphatically, even defiantly, alt-J. When An Awesome Wave came out, the seemingly contradictory duality the band’s music contained baffled some, who heard only the complexity and missed the beauty. The band, Joe says, were conscious of this, too – and, he admits, have sometimes struggled with the issue themselves. “We work incredibly hard to craft our sound, but at the same time we are running on gut. It’s hard to work out which is instinct and which nurture.” “But both are all right,” interrupts Gus.

Lyrically, the album balances the cryptic with the sensuous. “On the first record,” Joe explains, “most of the lyrics and the narratives had a meaning. But on this one, there are moments where I sing words, but I’m not aware what those words are, if that makes sense. When we actually sat down to do the lyrics, I had to really listen to what I was singing on the tape. Sometimes, they don’t make any sense; I suspect that people are going to come up with some fairly interesting interpretations of those moments.” In other words, over to us. Which is, Joe says, the point of the album title. “That’s sort of what it means. Once the record is out, it’s yours. You own it.”
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