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FUV's New Dig: Alt-J

by Darren DeVivo

This is All Yours

Atlantic / Infectious / Canvasback Records

Indie rockers Alt-J (their name is a reference to the "delta" symbol, which can be typed by hitting the "alt" and J keys on a Mac) came together in Leeds, England. Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, was widely acclaimed upon its release in 2012. In the U.K., it won the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize and was named Album of the Year at the 2013 Ivor Novello Awards.

First Listen Live with alt-J on FUV

by Russ Borris
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.

FUV & NPR Music at SXSW: Live from Stubb's

by Sarah Wardrop
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, photo by Cat Stevens

Our friends at NPR Music return to Stubb's for their annual SXSW showcase, which this year features Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Alt-J. You can watch the full show here, live as it happens, Wednesday at 9pm. We'll also add those performances to your Friday night soundtrack on FUV and The Alternate Side, starting at 7pm — right after the Public Radio Rocks SXSW Day Stage.

Take Five with The Alternate Side: Alt-J

by Kara Manning

Clever move on the part of Alt-J to name its debut album An Awesome Wave; the title also neatly sums up the young, Leeds-born band's amazing trajectory for the year.

On top of praise from critics and sold-out gigs, last week the quartet was named one of this year's nominees for the Mercury Prize, the most prestigious music award for UK and Ireland musicians. An Awesome Wave has been out in the UK since May, but it was finally, at long last, released in the States this week, on Canvasback.