alt-J (∆)’s name takes a little explaining. Pronounced “alt-J”, the delta sign is created when you hold down the alt key on your computer keyboard and punch ‘J’ on a Mac computer. The symbol has a deeper meaning for the band, as guitarist/bassist Gwil Sainsbury notes, “in mathematical equations it’s used to show change,” and the band’s relatively new name came at a turning point in their lives.
On the heels of a tour announcement and following a remix by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, alt-J have shared a remix of “Fitzpleasure” by The Internet of Odd Future (Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians) which is available for streaming and free download via the SoundCloud link below. Support continues to surround all things alt-J with the addition of “Tessellate” to BBC’s Radio 1 A-List, following a premiere of the music video with Noisey.