Cambridgeshire-based basement-born experimental folk quartet Alt-J stopped by The Cutting Room Studios to record a live set for broadcast over KEXP radio. Think Radiohead gone acoustic, with a trip-hop flare, the crew played four tracks off their debut album An Awesome Wave, including KEXP Song of the Day Fitzpleasure. Released in the UK in May of 2012 via Infectious Music, the enigmatic ‘folk-step’ LP drops state-side with Canvasback Music September 18 2012. Check out some photos from the live sessions below, and stream the full live set at!

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The Set List

Alt-J Live from Studio A at The Cutting Room

Gus Unger-Hamilton on keys and backing vocals

 Thom Green on the kit

Joe Newman on the guitar and vocals

Gwil Sainsbury on the guitar

The boys of Alt-J – getting toned (not tuned, get it?) on Lafayette St, outside of The Cutting Room in New York City

Want more? You can catch the rest of the photos from the session here!

 Copyright © 2012 Lauren Slusher Photography