Alt-J – Taro

Hands-down my favorite Alt-J song. I think this whole nerdy-psychedelic thing is what they’re best at. They create this amazing sense of majesty with the buildup to the “chorus,” and then that weird sound he makes the guitar make, like halfway between a sitar and a mandolin, completely pays off. I saw a video of them performing this live, and the way he does it is by hammering on the guitar strings with something that looks a lot like a roll of tape. I still don’t totally get it, but this song is perfect. This video is completely unrelated, but it works I guess, so who cares.

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