The Van Allen Belt is a torus of energy-charged particles held in place around the planet by Earth's magnetic field. If you have no idea what that means, don't sweat it. Neither do we.
The only Van Allen Belt you need pay attention to is the local experimental/psychedelic band fronted by vocalist Tamar Kamin -- conveniently, the same Van Allen Belt featured in this week's MP3 Monday! Their song "Lovely in Akron," from their most recent album, Superpowerfragilis, is a super-cool, ethereal blend that kind of sounds like a mix between a WWII-era radio commercial and a contemporary electro-pop DJ.
For more music from The Van Allen Belt, and upcoming live dates, visit the band's MySpace page.