ALT-J’S NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE OF AN AWESOME WAVE OUT TODAY VIA CANVASBACK MUSIC
ON TOUR IN NORTH AMERICA
UK-based band alt-J released their debut album, An Awesome Wave, in North America today via Canvasback Music. Having just announced their nomination for this year’s Mercury Prize, the annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland, the release couldn’t come at a more meaningful time.
An Awesome Wave was released in the UK on May 28 to both critical and commercial success. In their rave review, NME said “On the surface, this is smart alt-pop, but alt-J have messed with the formula just enough to make this a brilliantly disquieting debut.” BBC called the album “a stunning and encompassing affair of both innovative and electrifying musicianship and exemplary song writing,”
Stream, grab, and share “Fitzpleasure” off the record on SoundCloud:
alt-J recently released a video “remix” for the single “Tessellate” featuring more references to the famous Italian painting that inspiried the original video, Raphael’s The School of Athens. The band also released a collaboration with My Morning Jacket front-man Jim James for a remix of their song “Fitzpleasure” and another “Fitzpleasure” collaboration with The Internet of Odd Future (Syd the Kyd and Matt Martians).
Watch the “Tessellate (Video Remix)” here.
Stream, download, grab and share “Fitzpleasure (jim james apple C remix)” on SoundCloud here.
Stream, download, grab and share “Fitzpleasure” (The Internet of Odd Future Remix) here.
The band is on tour now throughout the U.S. with dates in Canada and have played to sold out crowds in New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. For a complete list of tour dates, please see below.
U.S. TOUR DATES
09/18 – Montreal, QC – Cafe Campus * (SOLD OUT)
09/19 – Toronto, ON – Wrong Bar * (SOLD OUT)
09/20 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Blind Pig *
09/21 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock * (SOLD OUT)
09/25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre #
09/26 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre #
09/29 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater (SOLD OUT)
09/30 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room w/ Blood Red Shoes
10/01 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore # (SOLD OUT)
10/03 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys #
10/04 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pool – The Cosmopolitan #
10/08 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant #
10/09 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom #
10/11 – Houston, TX – House of Blues #
10/12 – Helotes, TX – Josabis #
10/13 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues #
10/14 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
* with opener JBM
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