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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.

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Alex G shares "Salt" from new LP on Domino Records, Adds 2nd NYC Show

Alex G shares via Domino Records

Philadelphia’s Alex G can write damn good bedroom pop tunes. He’s proven that over and over again with years of DIY releases and more recently 2014’s DSU and Trick, released this spring. His massive song catalogue is about to expand with the release of his latest LP, Beach Music, out 10/9 via Domino Records. With “Salt”, Alex G works in electronic drum patterns and tranquil organ breaks into his trademark lo-fi crooning.

Alex G’s record release 10/8 at Baby’s All Right with Ronald Paris and Forth Wanderers is sold out. A second show’s been added the next night, 10/9 at The Silent Barn in Bushwick.