CMU Approved

Approved: Alex G

By | Published on Monday 22 September 2014

Alex G

With a pretty respectable five LPs to his name already, 21 year old Philadephia freshman Alex G(ianascoli) will on 10 Nov re-release his latest, ‘DSU’, via a new deal with Lucky Number and an upgrade to Domino Music Publishing.

A pensive thirteen track meander into Gianascoli’s all-American-kid-type psyche; the real appeal of ‘DSU’ lies in the fact that it comes over as easy, earnest and totally uncalculated; though not naive, since even lite-seeming tracks (like slanty hymn-to-a-girl ‘Black Hair’, for instance) are sharpened with a certain sadness, and occasionally, a kind of black-sky fatalism. Basically, it’s a real-life record written by a real kid with real, relatable things to say, and a real ‘way’ with expressing them.

‘DSU’ is still available to listen to on Bandcamp c/o the label that originally released it, Orchid Tapes. If you find you’re into it, you can catch Alex G playing live at London’s Rough Trade East (17 Nov), opening for Ought at Manchester Sound Control (18 Nov) and/or at the also London-based Sebright Arms on 19 Nov.

In the meantime, taken from the official ‘DSU’ repackage, this is ‘Hollow’ and ‘After Ur Gone’: