Alex G announces new album 'Rocket'
DIY singer-songwriter Alex G has shared two new tracks to announce the release of eighth full length album, Rocket.
Rocket will be the second album Alex Giannascoli has released through Domino Recording Company, following the success of Beach Music in 2015.
Like much of his earlier self-produced and self-released catalogue, Giannascoli started work on Rocket at his Philadelphia home. Working both independently and through collaboration with friends, songs were tracked in between large stretches of touring over the last two years.
Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra) has mixed the album, marking his second time working with Alex G to create a polished production quality for a label release.
The first tracks from Rocket – 'Bobby' and 'Witch' – both carry Giannascoli’s signature melodic song-writing style. Bobby rides closer to the country genre, with acoustic guitar twang accompanied by vocal harmonies from frequent collaborator Emily Yacina. Fuzz and odd piano riffs feature on 'Witch', a track that illustrates the variety of sounds Giannascoli can master.
Alex G will play two promotional shows in the US before embarking on further live dates.
Rocket is released on 19 May via Domino.