Alex G Is Now (Sandy) Alex G

Alex G Is Now (Sandy) Alex G Photography by Tonje Thilesen

Alex G is now (Sandy) Alex G—putting to rest long years of confusion between the Alex Giannascoli we know and love, and a very different, west coast singer-songwriter who also goes by Alex G, and, of course, restauranteur and my personal favorite Chopped judge, Alex Guanarschelli. The (Sandy) prefix isn’t too unusual anyway. It’s been part of the URL of Giannascoli's Bandcamp for a long while. The announcement is accompanied by a new single from his forthcoming record, Rocket. “Proud” continues the folksy, country-inflected sound explored on the previous single, “Bobby.” It’s a handsome song, with a lazy shuffle and a Floyd Cramer-style piano that dances around the mix. (Sandy) Alex G’s sweet vocal melody belies the complex, ambivalent relationship the song maps out—one that mixes admiration and resentment in equal measure. In the chorus, Giannascoli ruminates on the possible consequences of his own failings, a train of thought that proves too difficult to follow by the end, when he lets the last line, “if I fuck up,” trail off into the fade out.

Watch the lyric video below. Rocket is due out via Domino on May 19. AdHoc will host (Sandy) Alex G’s release show at The Park Church Co-Op in Brooklyn the day before. More tour dates below.

06/02 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
06/03 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
06/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
06/06 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade: Purgatory
06/07 Orlando, FL – The Social
06/09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
06/11 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
06/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
06/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
06/16 La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe
06/17 Orange County, CA – Constellation Room
06/18 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
06/20 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
06/21 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
06/22 Portland, OR – Holocene
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
06/25 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
06/27 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06/29 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
06/30 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
07/01 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/02 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
07/04 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
07/05 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
07/06 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
 
all dates with Japanese Breakfast and Cende
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