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Hear alt-J’s Follow-up To Mercury Prize Winning Debut

The British band alt-J has just released their second album This Is All Yours. They released their first An Awesome Wave in 2012 at a time when they were not that far removed from being a kind of “hobby “ band at Leeds University where they met. That album, despite its off-kilter, intricate songs, proved to be both a critical and popular success. It won the 2012 Mercury Prize top honors for the best album from the UK that year. The original quartet recently became a three-piece with original bassist Gwil Sainsbury opting to leave the band. We’ll find out how success sits with the band and hear the new songs live today.

[WATCH] alt-J - "Left Hand Free" - Recorded live for World Cafe

Session Setlist
Left Hand Free
Hunger of The Pine
Every Other Freckle
Bloodflood pt. II

Recent Release: This Is All Yours
Release Date: September 22, 2014
Label: Canvasback/ATL