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Alt-J Full Performance at Le Poisson Rouge 9.2.2014 [Official NPR YouTube Video + Zumic Review]

Fanny Wynn

by Fanny Wynn

Published September 03, 2014

SET LIST

 

<h5>Alt-J at Le Poisson Rouge 9.2.2014 Set List</h5>

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0:18 - "Hunger Of The Pine"
5:06 - "Fitzpleasure"
8:54 - "Something Good"
12:54 - "Left Hand Free"
16:06 - "Dissolve Me"
20:24 - "Matilda"
24:34 - "Bloodflood Pt. 2"
29:46 - "Tessellate"
34:24 - "Every Other Freckle"
38:19 - "Taro"
43:31 - "Warm Foothills"
47:01 - "The Gospel Of John Hurt"
53:04 - "Nara/Leaving Nara"
58:25 - "Breezeblocks"</blockquote>

Last night, Alt-J put on a fantastic concert for a small audience at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. The intimate performance was sponsored by NPR Music and WFUV radio. The show was the band's first concert since December, but you couldn't tell by what the English group brought to the stage. The performance included some of the group's unreleased tracks from their upcoming sophomore album, This Is All Yours, and some songs from their first studio record, An Awesome Wave.

They opened the show with "Hunger of the Pine," an eerie single from their upcoming record. The band continued to slowly draw in the audience with their slower tunes until they jammed out on stage with "Left Hand Free." The track definitely stood out in the group's performance with its guitar-driven rock sound and the absence of their usual synth effects. The song serves as a preview of the new direction Alt-J is taking their music in their second record.

Throughout the band's performance, one is reminded of how difficult it is to put Alt-J and their music in a box. The group brings you everything from indie rock songs like "Something Good" to tracks like "Taro," which features a sitar sample. The band always keeps you guessing, which creates a compelling listening experience. Alt-J closed their concert with "Breezleblocks," the hit single from their debut record. The crowd swayed while singing back the words to the Brit band's mellow tune. Make sure to check out Alt-J's fantastic performance in the video above.

You can preorder This Is All Yours on iTunes and their official store. For Alt-J’s latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

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Source: NPR Music

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