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11 Best Songs of the Week: Suede, Katy J Pearson, Tallies, Why Bonnie, and More

Plus Shearwater, Chelsea Rose, Just Mustard, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 27, 2022

Welcome to the 21st Songs of the Week of 2022. It was terrible week for those who follow the news, fueled by the truly awful mass shooting at the elementary school in Texas. And once again the usual gun control debates came up and once again nothing will probably happen. After all, it’s been 10 years since the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting and no progress has been made. Also Depeche Mode’s Andrew Fletcher and actor Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, Something Wild) both surprisingly died yesterday, even though they were both only in their 60s. More

May 23, 2022

Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) has shared a video for his new song “Blessing.” He has also announced a fall North American tour. More

Alex G Announces New Soundtrack Album, Shares “End Song”

We’re All Going to the World’s Fair Soundtrack Due Out April 15 via Milan

Mar 18, 2022

Alex G has announced the release of a soundtrack for Jane Schoenbrun’s film, We’re All Going to the World Fair, which he provided the score for. It will be out on April 15 via Milan. He has shared a song from the soundtrack, “End Song.” More

Wolf Alice Share Video for Live Cover of Alex G’s “Bobby”

Blue Weekend Deluxe Version Out Today via Dirty Hit/RCA

Oct 29, 2021

Britain’s Wolf Alice have shared a video for a live cover of Alex G’s “Bobby.” The video coincides with the new deluxe version release of the band’s Mercury Prize-nominated album, Blue Weekend. It is out now via Dirty Hit/RCA. More

Wolf Alice Announce Deluxe Reissue of “Blue Weekend”

Due Out October 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA

Oct 21, 2021

Britain’s Wolf Alice have announced a deluxe reissue of their most recent album, the Mercury Prize-nominated Blue Weekend. The reissue will feature a cover of Alex G’s “Bobby,” along with a set of live versions of songs from the album, which are collectively titled “The Pool Sessions.” It will be out on October 29 via Dirty Hit/RCA. More

Aug 18, 2020

Tomberlin, the project of Sarah Beth Tomberlin, released her debut albums At Weddings back in 2018—we even gave it Album of the Week. Now, the singer/songwriter is back with a new EP Projections, co-produced by none other than indie rock singer Alex G and bandmate Sam Acchione. Today, she shares the first single “Wasted” via video. Projections is due out October 16 via Saddle Creek. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Phoebe Bridgers, The Dears, Laura Marling, Westerman, and More

Plus (Sandy) Alex G, Gum Country, Gorillaz, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 10, 2020

Welcome to the fourteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. Our new normal of being under lockdown during COVID-19 continues. More

(Sandy) Alex G Shares New Song “rosebush”

House of Sugar Out Now via Domino

Apr 06, 2020

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) released a new album, House of Sugar, back in September 2019 via Domino. Now he has shared a brand new song, “rosebush.” More

(Sandy) Alex G Shares Video for “In My Arms”

House of Sugar Out Now via Domino

Nov 12, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) released a new album, House of Sugar, back in September via Domino. Now he has shared a video for the album’s “In My Arms.” More

(Sandy) Alex G Shares Second New Song of the Week: “Near”

House of Sugar Due Out September 13 via Domino

Aug 14, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) is releasing a new album, House of Sugar, on September 13 via Domino. Just yesterday he shared another song from it, “Southern Sky,” via an animated video for the track. Now he has quickly followed that up with another new song from the album, “Near,” a short, more experimental track. More

(Sandy) Alex G Shares Animated Video for New Song “Southern Sky”

House of Sugar Due Out September 13 via Domino

Aug 13, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) is releasing a new album, House of Sugar, on September 13 via Domino. Now he has shared another song from it, “Southern Sky,” via an animated video for the track. More

Jul 15, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) is releasing a new album, House of Sugar, on September 13 via Domino. Now he has shared another song from it, “Hope,” via a minimal video featuring only a string puppet dancing to the song. He has also announced some new tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jay Som, The Divine Comedy, Whitney, Temples, and More

Plus Blanck Mass, Bon Iver, Japanese Breakfast, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 07, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were several notable albums announced this week, which meant some strong opening singles to choose from, as well as a few album tracks. More

Jun 04, 2019

(Sandy) Alex G (aka Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter Alex Giannascoli) has announced a new album, House of Sugar, and shared a video for its first single, “Gretel.” More

Cass McCombs, Speedy Ortiz, Deerhoof, and More on Planned Parenthood Covers Album

Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 Due Out May 26; Also Features Hinds, TEEN, The Lemon Twigs, and Luke Temple

Apr 18, 2017

Another benefit for Planned Parenthood has been announced. Cover Your Ass Vol. 1 is due out May 26 via Lionfish Music. It features covers by Cass McCombs (Pointer Sisters), Speedy Ortiz (TV on the Radio), Deerhoof (Public Enemy), Hinds (Dead Ghosts), TEEN (David Bowie), The Lemon Twigs (Dido), Luke Temple (Scott Walker), Porches (Big Star), and more. More

SXSW Music 2016 Announces First Round of Artists

Crystal Castles, Yuck, Fear of Men, HÆLOS, Micachu and the Shapes, Caveman, and More on List

Oct 20, 2015

SXSW (aka South By Southwest), the annual conference/festival in Austin, Texas, has announced the first round of artists to be performing during the music portion (there’s also film and interactive portions) in 2016 (its 30th year). The list is short on big names, but a huge part of SXSW is discovering new artists. More



Interviews

(Sandy) Alex G

Making Music with the World Looking over His Shoulder

Jul 05, 2017

If there is a cult of personality around (Sandy) Alex G in certain corners of youth culture, Alex Giannascoli either hasn’t noticed or is just adept at deflecting the notion.


Reviews

Sep 25, 2019

The creative trajectory of Philadelphia’s Alex Giannascoli is, at times, overwhelming. More

Dec 05, 2018

It’s hard to say which version of a two-set show is better: one with an unheard-of opener who commands the room and becomes a favorite new discovery, or one with a popular opener who’s already as well-regarded as the headliner. More

May 22, 2017

Philadelphia-bred Alex Giannascoli (aka (Sandy) Alex G) has been slyly releasing albums from his bedroom on Bandcamp since the ripe old age of 17. More