alt-J Announce Special Immersive Surround Sound Show in New York, Kamasi Washington Supports

Relaxer Out Now via Canvasback Music

Jan 29, 2018
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Alt-J released their third album, Relaxer, last June via Canvasback Music. Now they have announced their largest North American headlining show to date, on June 15 at Forest Hills Stadium. What's more, the venue's sound will be "augmented by the use of immersive hyperrealism technology." That seems to be a fancy way of saying that the show will have surround sound. Kamasi Washington will support.

It will be the band's only immersive sound performance on the continent. A press release further describes the experience: "In another first for the band, the show will feature a surround speaker system enveloping the entire audience. The speakers will be used throughout the show to position sound effects mixed into a variety of the band's material, thus creating an immersive sound experience. The band has recently won the prestigious 'Knights of Illumination' award for lighting production in an arena, which will also be featured at this show. For this special event, the entire venue will be general admission, including floor and bowl, so that fans can enjoy the show from every angle."

Also read our interview with alt-J about Relaxer, our review of the album, and our Album of the Week write up on Relaxer.

Previously they shared "3WW," which featured the vocals of Ellie Rowsell of Wolf Alice, as well as a video for "3WW," and "In Cold Blood," as well as a video for "In Cold Blood" and a video for "Deadcrush." They have also launched a web game on their website, stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "In Cold Blood" with The Roots, and shared "Adeline." They also shared a remix of "Deadcrush" by Berlin/London based duo Lea Porcelain, and another remix of "Deadcrush" by London based producer Ben de Vries. Plus there were remixes of the album's "Hit Me Like That Snare" and "Adeline" by Shade (aka Eric Balderose), the vocalist/guitarist of American metallic hardcore band Code Orange. Then there was a cinematic video for "Pleader."

Read our 2014 cover story interview with alt-J and our 2014 cover story bonus Q&A with the band.

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