What???! you got to be kidding…this guy from Philadelphia releases one of our favourite records of last year DSU, and is going to play live in our shop?
Pinch me? I’m in Lo-Fi heaven.
Now let’s not be shy here – THIS GUY IS SPECIAL and this will be talked about for years to come, we are that confident about young Alex G.
Lucky Number (Alex’s label) had Alex play an acoustic performance for Songkick last year, and it went down very well…so for this we are blessed.
Alex Giannascoli, a Temple University student who has built up an audience through putting material out there on the internet.
Recording as Alex G, the Pennsylvania native’s gnarled, wobbly, unfailingly melodic guitar pop evokes Big Star, Elliott Smith, and Built to Spill, as well as more recent low-key breakouts like Youth Lagoon and Jackson Scott.
On Sunday, March 1st at 2:30pm, Alex will be playing an acoustic set live in store, before he plays at the Green Door Store in Brighton that evening. (Tickets here)
The event is free to attend to the first 60 people in the shop. Doors will open at approx 2:15pm. We will of course be selling Alex G album from last year on LP & CD, and sure he would be happy to sign a copy for you.
We will be selling pie as usual, so come for some lunch and an incredible chance to see one of the alt worlds rising stars up close.
Read FADERS thoughts here (Meet Alex G – Its pretty well put)
More on Alex below:
Lucky Number is thrilled to announce Trick, the latest album to be physically released by the Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known as Alex G. Trick follows on the acclaimed heels of the November 2014 international release of Alex’s most recently recorded album DSU, which was nominated for album of the year by The Line of Best Fit, Crack and Time Out. Recorded before DSU and previously only available via Alex’s Bandcamp account, the tracks on Trick have now been professionally mastered and are being made commercially available for the very first time.
Trick is due out on 6 April worldwide, in all formats via Lucky Number. A new bonus track, ‘Sarah’, is streaming right now via The FADER.
Listen to ‘Sarah’ here:
In their extensive profile, The FADER, wrote that Alex G is “the type of artist to make a person go all Garden State”, as anyone who attended Alex’s sold out London show last November would have witnessed. An enrapt audience hushedly singing along word-by-word to album track ‘Change’ was one of many magical moments. Alex himself acknowledges that this song, like much of his repertoire, “resonates with a lot of people, probably because the lyrics deal with growing away from people you love […] something that everyone experiences.”
Trick features many of the fan favourites that Alex has been playing at shows recently, including the infectious off-kilter anthem ‘Forever’, the dreamy and surreal ‘Animals’ and the aforementioned, charmingly lo-fi ‘Change’. Trick is soaked in the distinctive personality that is Alex G; the professionally mastered versions of these tracks affirming that underneath all the unconventional guitar lines and scrawls of fuzz, Alex has a serious knack for melodic songwriting.
In addition, Lucky Number is also extremely excited to be releasing Rules, another highlight from Alex’s extensive back catalogue. Written and recorded just a few months before Trick, they both harbour a similar charm that makes it feel right for them to be released together.
Both Trick and Rules continue to showcase a prodigious songwriting talent, reaffirming that Alex G is one of the most promising and prolific American musicians today.