Alex G "Black Hair"

Alex G "Black Hair"
Philadelphia-based 21-year-old Alex G has been recording music for nearly half his life, and his latest release is almost upon us. DSU will be out on Orchid Tapes on June 17. Until then, his track "Black Hair" is streaming now.

The song is a mix of soft sweetness and off-kilter harshness. Gentle acoustic strums and lounge-ready keyboards are overlaid with charmingly unpolished vocals and piecing, resonating tones, showing why he's been dubbed "the Internet's secret best songwriter."

Scroll past his tour schedule, which includes a Vancouver stop tonight (June 5) as part of Music Waste, to listen below.

That album can be pre-ordered here.

Tour dates:

06/05 Vancouver, BC - 3053 Maddams St. (Music Waste) ~
06/06 Seattle, WA - Vera Project ~#
06/07 Portland, OR - Slabtown ~#
07/06 Norristown, PA - Walla Walla Fest
07/19 Arlington, VA - CD Cellar *
07/20 Charlotte, NC - Area 15 *
07/21 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery *
07/22 Orlando, FL - Backbooth *
07/23 Tampa, FL - Mojo Books & Music *
07/25 New Orleans, LA - Beatnik * 
07/26 Houston, TX - Walters *
07/27 Austin, TX - Holy Mountains *
07/28 San Antonio, TX - TBA *
07/29 For Worth, TX - 1919 Hemphill *
07/31 Mesa, AZ - 51 West *
08/01 San Diego, CA - The Che Cafe *
08/02 Los Angeles, CA - - Orchid Tapes Showcase *
08/03 Pomona, CA - Growing Up is Dumb Fest *
08/04 San Jose, CA - San Jose Rock Shop *
08/05 San Francisco, CA - Ricksaw Shop *
08/07 Denver, CO - Marquis Theater * 
08/08 Kansas City, MO - Art Closet Studio *
08/09 St. Louis, MO -The Demo *
08/10 Chicago, IL - Township *
08/11 Cleveland, OH - Mahalls Basement *
08/12 Pittsburgh, PA - The Mr. Roboto Project *
08/13 Asbury Park, NJ - The Wunderloft * 
08/14 Danbury, CT - Heirloom Arts Theatre *
08/15 Boston, MA - Roggies *
08/16 New York, NY - Shea Stadium *
08/17 Philadelphia, PA - The Fire  *  

~ with Creech
# with Special Explosion
* with Elvis Depressedly