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First Listen Live with alt-J on FUV

by Russ Borris
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alt-J photo by Gabriel Green

The British trio alt-J is set to release its new album, This Is All Yours, in the U.S. on September 23rd, and they came to New York City to premiere the new material in an exclusive First Listen Live on FUV and NPR Music on September 2nd at Le Poisson Rouge. Watch video of the show below.

Since alt-J released its 2012 debut album, An Awesome Wave, one thing has been made very clear: they are a unique band with a sound that is hard to pin down. It’s electronic but somewhat folky, and there are elements of dub, but it’s not exactly dance. At a time when it’s very difficult to set yourself apart from the pack, alt-J has created a fresh, artistic sound that has done just that.

An Awesome Wave went on to a well-deserved Mercury Prize win, leading to appearances at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella and the Glastonbury Festival in 2013. So how does the band face a potential sophomore slump? They've simply gone and made another great record that sounds like alt-J and nobody else.


Archived video:

(Language Advisory: This is a live concert, and may contain language not suitable for all audiences).


Setlist:

  • Hunger Of The Pine
  • Fitzpleasure
  • Something Good
  • Left Hand Free
  • Dissolve Me
  • Matilda
  • Bloodflood Pt. 2
  • Tessellate
  • Every Other Freckle
  • Taro
  • Warm Foothills
  • The Gospel Of John Hurt
  • Nara/Leaving Nara
  • Breezeblocks

Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.

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