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Alt-J iTunes Sesson - Recorded in Toronto - Available now!
April 16 2013




âThe easiest way to embrace alt-J's idiosyncratic charm is to witness the band live; to hear how often Newman sings quietly and subtly, and to get a fuller feel for the prettiness at the core of alt-J's songs.â â Bob Boilen

Fresh off several appearances at SXSW and a string of sold out Canadian dates, alt-J is thrilled today to release an 8-track iTunes session. Included on the digital release are fan favorites âFitzpleasure,â âTessellate,â and âBreezeblocks,â as well as a unique spin on their cover of âA Real Heroâ by College ft. Electric Youth, which was made famous in the film, Drive. The iTunes session was recorded on March 26th in Toronto at Revolution Recording studio, the day before the UK-based band played to a sold out crowd at the Sound Academy. (iTunes Session Link:

alt-J continues to travel North America performing upcoming west coast dates, including stops at both weekends of Coachella and an appearance on Conan this Thursday, April 18th.

The band returns to Canada later this summer, with an appearance at Montrealâs Osheaga festival on August 2nd, followed by headlining concerts on September 1st at Vancouverâs Orpheum Theatre and September 11th at Torontoâs Echo Beach.

Full iTunes Session track list:
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. The band's recent single "Breezeblocks" is currently Top 30 at Modern Rock radio in Canada.

alt-J are continuing to tour through the spring and summer with festival performances along the way at Coachella, Sasquatch, Governorâs Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. This upcoming weekend alt-J are hitting the Coachella stage on Friday, at 8:20pm EST and their set will stream live at

Tickets for all dates are on sale now and can be purchased at:


4/16 â San Diego, CA â Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
4/17 â Santa Ana, CA â Observatory w/ Youth Lagoon (SOLD OUT)
4/19 â Indio, CA â Coachella
4/21 - Aspen, CO â Belly Up
4/22 â Salt Lake City, UT â The Complex
4/23 â Denver, CO â Bluebird (SOLD OUT)
5/24-5/27 â George, WA â Sasquatch Music Festival
6/7-6/9 â New York, NY â Governorâs Ball Festival
6/10 â Pittsburgh, PA â Mr. Smalls (SOLD OUT)
6/11 â Cleveland, OH â House Of Blues
6/12 â Indianapolis, IN â Egyptian Room
6/13 â Manchester, TN â Bonnaroo Festival
8/2 â Montreal, Quebec â Osheaga Festival
8/2-8/4 â Chicago, IL â Lollapalooza Festival
8/29 â Oakland, CA â Fox Theater
9/1 â Vancouver, BC â Orpheum Theatre
9/3 â Portland, OR â Crystal Ballroom
9/5 â Denver, CO â Fillmore Auditorium
9/7 â Minneapolis, MN â First Avenue (SOLD OUT)
9/8 â Minneapolis, MN â First Avenue (SOLD OUT)
9/10 â Detroit, MI â Royal Oak Music Hall
9/11 â Toronto â Echo Beach
9/13 â Boston MA â Bank of America Pavilion
9/18 â Washington, DC â 9:30 Club
9/20 â Charlotte, NC â Fillmore
9/21 â Nashville, TN â Ryman Auditorium
9/23 â Atlanta, GA â Tabernacle
9/25 â New Orleans, LA â House of Blues
9/26 â Houston, TX â The Bayou
9/28 â Austin, TX â Stubbs
9/29 â Dallas, TX â House of Blues