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
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
Aug 2 - San Francisco, CA @ Popscene
Aug 5 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Chairlift
Aug 6 - New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Aug 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands