Alt-J Release 'iTunes Session'

Alt-J Release 'iTunes Session'
Alt-J — otherwise known simply as ∆ — netted the 2012 Mercury Prize with their album An Awesome Wave, and now the pop-rocking Brits are continuing to spread the word of the lauded disc by releasing their own iTunes Session, which arrives today (April 16).

The eight-song session is largely made up of material from An Awesome Wave, but it also includes a cover of Drive track "A Real Hero" (originally by College ft. Electric Youth) and "Buffalo" from the Silver Linings Playbook soundtrack.

Order the session over at iTunes.

Fans interested in hearing these songs in person can catch the band on the road in the coming months. They have an ultra-busy schedule that will take them around the world and includes a few dates here in Canada in Montreal (for Osheaga), Vancouver and Toronto. Scroll past the iTunes Session tracklist for the full schedule.

iTunes Session:

1. Interlude 1
2. Tessellate
3. Fitzpleasure
4. Breezeblocks
5. Buffalo
6. Matilda
7. A Real Hero
8. Taro

Tour dates:

4/16 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
4/17 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
4/19 Indio, CA - Coachella
4/21 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
4/22 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
4/23 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
5/3 Dublin, Ireland - Olympia
5/5 Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy 2
5/6 Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
5/8 Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy Newcastle
5/9 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
5/10 Leeds, UK - O2 Academy Leeds
5/11 Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy Liverpool
5/13 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
5/14 Cambridge, UK - Corn Exchange
5/15 Bristol, UK - O2 Academy Bristol
5/16 London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
5/17 London, UK - Brixton Academy
5/27 George, WA - Sasquatch! Festival
5/30 Hassleholm, Sweden - Siesta Festival
6/1 Moscow, Russia - Ahmad Tea Music Festival
6/8 New York, NY - The Governors Ball
6/10 Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
6/11 Cleveland, OH - House of Blues Cleveland
6/12 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room
6/13-16 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
6/15 Aarhus, Denmark - Northside Festival
6/16 Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
6/19 Luxembourg, Luxembourg- Rockhal
6/21-23 Scheesel and Neuhausen, Germany - Hurricane / Southside Festival
6/22 Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands - Best Kept Secret Festival
6/28 Somerset, UK - Glastonbury Festival
7/3 Gdynia, Poland - Heineken Open'er Festival
7/4 Belfort, France - Eurockeennes
7/5 Hérouville Saint-Clair, France - Beauregard Festival
7/7 Werchter, Belgium - Rock Werchter Festival
7/13 Balado, UK - T in The Park Festival
7/14 Lisbon, Portugal - Optimus Alive Festival
7/18 Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival
7/19 Gräfenhainichen, Germany - Melt Festival
7/20 Southwold, UK - Latitude Festival
7/22 Lucerne, Switzerland - Blue Balls Festival
7/27 Perth, Australia - Challenge Stadium
7/30 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall
7/31 Sydney, Australia - Hordern Pavilion
8/2-4 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
8/4 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
8/7 Mexico City, Mexico - El Plaza Condesa
8/10 Tokyo, Japan - Summersonic Festival
8/11 Osaka, Japan - Summersonic Festival
8/23-25 Leeds and Reading, UK - Leeds / Reading Festival
8/29 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
9/1 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
9/3 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
9/5 Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
9/7 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
9/8 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
9/10 Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall
9/11 Toronto, ON - Echo Beach
9/13 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
9/18 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9/20 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
9/21 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
9/23 Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
9/25 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues New Orleans
9/26 Houston, TX - The Bayou
9/28 Austin, TX - Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater
9/29 Dallas, TX - House Of Blues Dallas
10/2 Paris, France - Olympia
10/4 Johannesburg, South Africa- In the City Festival
10/5 Cape Town, South Africa - Rocking The Daisies Festival