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Alex G announces new album, Beach Music, shares “Bug” — listen

Philly bedroom pop artist's seventh LP to date arrives this fall

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Multi-instrumentalist Alex Giannascoli, aka Alex G, is gearing up to release a new full-length, Beach Music, on October 9th through new label home Domino. The 13-track effort follows DSU, one of the best albums of 2014, and serves as his seventh to date. That’s the album artwork above.

Beach Music was recorded in Giannascoli’s apartment over the course of a few months between touring stints with Speedy Ortiz and Cymbals Eat Guitars. Much of the record was shaped by the artists coming to grips with life as a touring musician; a press release explains further:

Songs were written within months of one another rather than all at once, with influences ranging from noise music to piano-based laments to Southern rock to the rhythmic focus of techno—whatever he happened to be most interested in at the time. “Every song is coming from a different place,” he says. “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.”

Our first look at the new album comes with “Bug”, a dreamy, lo-fi cut. Listen in below, followed by the full tracklist and all of Alex G’s upcoming tour dates.

Beach Music Tracklist:
01. Intro
02. Bug
03. Thorns
04. Kicker
05. Salt
06. Look Out
07. Brite Boy
08. In Love
09. Walk
10. Mud
11. Ready
12. Station
13. Snot

Alex G 2015 Tour Dates:
08/15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
10/13 – Berlin, DE @ Haldern Pop Bar
10/15 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up du Label
10/16 – Rotterdam, NL @ V11
10/17 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique Witloofbar
10/19 – Manchester, UK @ Night & Day
10/20 – London, UK @ 100 Club
10/24 – Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest
10/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
10/26 – Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
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

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