Alt-J’s “Fitzpleasure” Added to NPR “Best of Public Radio” Playlist; US Tour Dates On Sale Now

By on June 21, 2012

Alt-J’s “Fitzpleasure” Added To NPR “Best Of Public Radio” Playlist
US Tour Dates Now On Sale

“They really do have all angles covered” – Album of the Month, GQ
“Alt-J have messed with the formula just enough to make this a brilliantly disquieting debut” – 8/10, NME 
“This really is a refreshing and unique debut offering” – 4*, Time Out
“It’s an exhilarating and emotive sound…there’s undeniably something new and intriguing going on here” – 4*, Q
“An Awesome Wave swirls with eerily rippled guitars, odd intonations, hymnal grooves and surprising rhythms.” – The Fader
“Strong, addictive and enthralling, the perfect accompaniment to any mood, any moment, anywhere.” – 
Alt-J’s new song “Fitzpleasure” has been added to NPR’s “Best of Public Radio” playlist. “Fitzpleasure” is one of the songs from the band’s upcoming debut album An Awesome Wave, which will see release on September 18 via Canvasback Music. The song is available for streaming and free download through the NPR piece at the link below:
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,” while The Guardian proclaimed “the music is rich and quirky enough to match the imagistic literacy of the lyrics, from the majestic, cinematic sweep of ‘Intro’ onwards.” In its first week at iTunes, the album held the number 1 position on the UK Alternative chart. “Fitzpleasure” is already receiving airplay at taste making radio stations KCRW Los Angeles, KEXP Seattle, KCMP Minneapolis, and WFUV New York.
The band will be hitting the road and visiting the US for some tour dates in August, kicking off with the band’s return to Los Angeles on August 1. The band will also play shows in Chicago and New York City. For a full tour itinerary, please see below.
Alt-J Tour Dates
Aug 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo tickets 
Aug 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Popscene tickets 
Aug 5 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Chairlift tickets 
Aug 6 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge tickets 
Aug 7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands tickets 


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