alt-J Release iTunes Session Today; Conan on April 18

By on April 17, 2013



Fresh off several appearances at SXSW, alt-J continues to travel the U.S. performing upcoming west coast dates, including stops at both weekends of Coachella and an appearance on Conan on April 18. Now the UK-based band’s exclusive iTunes Session, recorded at famed Revolution Recording Studio, is available on the iTunes Store. The 8-track session includes fan favorites; “Fitzpleasure,” “Tessellate,” and “Breezeblocks,” as well as a unique spin on their cover of “A Real Hero” by College ft. Electric Youth, which was made famous in the film, Drive. Purchase the session on iTunes here:


Full tracklist:

1. Interlude I                                    

2. Tessellate                                    

3. Fitzpleasure                                

4. Breezeblocks                                

5. Buffalo                                        

6. Matilda                                      

7. A Real Hero                                

8. Taro                                            


Alt-J are touring in support of their debut album An Awesome Wave, which won the 2012 Mercury Prize and recently crossed the 100,000 mark in album sales in the U.S. The band’s recent single “Breezeblocks” is currently Top 20 at Alternative Radio, and climbing.   alt-J was also named an MTV Artist To Watch and performed their hit song at SXSW.


Watch alt-J perform “Breezeblocks” at MTV Artist To Watch SXSW: 


alt-J are continuing to tour through the spring and summer with festival performances along the way at Coachella, Sasquatch, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Osheaga. This upcoming weekend alt-J are hitting the Coachella stage on Friday, April 19, at 5:20pm PST and their set will stream live at


The band will hit the U.S. and Canadian roads again this fall, making some of the more scenic stops at venues like the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and Echo Beach in Toronto, ON. A full list of their current tour and fall tour dates are below.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here: 





4/16 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up (SOLD OUT)

4/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (SOLD OUT)

4/19 – Indio, CA – Coachella

4/21 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up

4/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex 

4/23 – Denver, CO – Bluebird (SOLD OUT)

5/27 – George, WA – Sasquatch Music Festival (SOLD OUT)

6/8 – New York, NY – Governor’s Ball Festival 

6/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls  (SOLD OUT)    

6/11 – Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues       

6/12 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room   

6/13-6/16 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival 

8/2-8/4 – Montreal, Quebec – Osheaga Festival 

8/4 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza Festival (SOLD OUT)

8/7 – Mexico City, MX – El Plaza Condesa

8/29 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater

9/1 – Vancouver, BC – Orpheum Theatre

9/3 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom  

9/5 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

9/7 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (SOLD OUT)  

9/8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (SOLD OUT)  

9/10 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall  

9/11 – Echo Beach – Toronto, ON  

9/13 – Boston MA – Bank of America Pavilion  

9/18 – Washington, DC  – 9:30 Club   

9/20 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore  

9/21 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium  

9/23 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle  

9/25 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues  

9/26 – Houston, TX – The Bayou  

9/28 – Austin, TX – Stubbs  

9/29 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues   


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.