The Mercury Prize, the apotheosis of Britain's prestige music awards, was handed out yesterday in London to Alt-J, but also among the twelve shortlisted nominees was Django Django—the percussively-driven Edinburgh-born quartet that released its critically-acclaimed eponymous debut earlier this year.
The Alternate Side
We're pretty excited about our first CMJ showcase tonight (7-10pm at The Living Room; stop by or listen live on FUV), but anything called a "music marathon" means there are a LOT of other shows going on too. One is The Walkmen's CMJ set at Terminal 5 on Thursday, so on today's Take Five, we offer up a little flashback to the band's latest visit to Studio A to hang out with Eric Holland. Other good news: The Walkmen have two new songs to check out—either as freebie vinyl at Terminal 5 (if you get there early), non-freebie vinyl set for release in November, or an online listen now.
Clever move on the part of Alt-J to name its debut album An Awesome Wave; the title also neatly sums up
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: A "Best of 2012" visit from Alt-J.
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Exitmusic.
Fridays on FUV, Take Five with The Alternate Side. This week: Bombay Bicycle Club.