Published Aug 13, 2015Philadelphia-based lo-fi indie pop kid Alex G (real name Alex Giannascoli) has amassed a pretty impressive back catalogue for a 22-year-old, already racking up seven full-length records. Well, that pile is about to get bigger, as the prolific singer-songwriter has revealed plans for an eighth one titled Beach Music.
Missing beach season by a couple months, the record is due out on October 9 through Domino.
A press release explains that the new record was written and recorded in Giannascoli's apartment between fall of last year and this past spring during breaks from touring. It marks a departure from his previous style of writing whole albums at once and saw him spacing out the writing process over the course of multiple months — an adjustment he had to make as a touring musician.
As for the sound, it hears him playing with new influences that morphed into an collection that includes everything from "piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno."
"Every song is coming from a different place," Giannascoli said in a statement. "It branches off in all these directions, but it has its own sound. It's not something I do intentionally, but I'm the common thread."
Beach Music will be available on limited-edition deluxe coloured vinyl along with a bootleg LP of Alex G Live at the Headroom, as well as on cassette, CD and as a digital download. You can see the album artwork pictured above, while the tracklisting can be found below.
Scroll past the 13-song tracklisting to see Alex G's upcoming fall tour dates and to listen to brand new album cut "Bug."
6. Look Out
7. Brite Boy
8. In Love
08/15 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *
10/08 Brooklyn - NY Baby's All Right
10/22 Columbus, OH - Strongwater *
10/22 Buffalo, NY - Waiting Room *
10/24 Toronto, ON - Not Dead Yet Fest
10/25 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme *
10/26 DeKalb, IL - The House Café *
10/27 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
10/28 Bloomington, IN - The Bishop
10/29 Nashville, TN - The End *
10/30 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone Cafe ~
11/01 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird ~
11/02 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar ~
11/03 Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom *
11/04 Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective *
11/05 Dallas, TX - The Door *
11/07 San Antonio, TX - The Paper Tiger &
11/09 Houston TX - Fitzgerald's &
11/11 Atlanta, GA - Purgatory - The Masquerade &^
11/12 Durham, NC - Duke Coffeehouse &^
11/13 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar &^
11/14 Philadelphia, PA - The First Unitarian Church &^
* with Title Fight
~ with Spencer Radcliffe
& with Girlpool
^ with Eskimeaux