Our Mercury Award winning UK artist client ALT-J on Letterman tonight performing “Left Hand Free”.
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Funny thing about Alt-J’s “Left Hand Free,” which is hardly the art-rock outfit’s typical fare: They recorded the almost Black Keys-y single as a shrugged-off fuck-you/appeasement to their U.S. label, Atlantic. As singer joe Newman told Guardian, “I say, ‘Gee whizz,’ which I’m not sure is a phrase I’ve ever uttered before. I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with ‘Good Riddance To Bin Laden’ stickers.” Now that odd but effective song has a highly appropriate video. Seen above, the Ryan Staake-directed clip features cattle, trucks, beer, tubing, dogs, fireworks, quads, tattoos, pool, bad haircuts, and hot rods — just an apple pie short of a full American deck. But as Stereogum points out, the footage is beautifully shot, and the moments captured are evocative. Watch above, and stay tuned for Alt-J’s sophomore LP This Is All Yours, due out September 22.
There are 10 million skateboarders in the United States.
There are 50 million skateboarders in the world.
There are 15 skateboarders in Myanmar.
Find out why.
Youth of Yangon is a 12 minute short film that documents the
emerging skateboarding community in Myanmar and the struggles
they face pursuing their passion.