Concert preview: Wildly prolific singer-songwriter Alex G brings Beach Music to Strongwater
At just 22 years old, wildly prolific Philadelphia singer-songwriter Alex Giannascoli, best known as Alex G, is already a seasoned vet. The musician's Domino Records debut, Beach Music, which surfaced earlier this month, is already the seventh full-length he's released since 2010.
Despite the new label pedigree, Beach Music, mixed and mastered by Jake Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, maintains a delirious, handmade feel, with Giannascoli scratching out lo-fi songs like kid utilizing a twig to draw up plays in the dirt during a backyard football game. Not even the thick sonic fog can obscure the musician's sharp pen, however, and songs like "Salt" and "In Love," a noir-ish piano ballad that sounds as though it were recorded as Giannascoli meandered along on a moonlit pier, can cut clean through to the bone. "I will follow you down," the musician pledges on the latter, his crumbling voice suggesting a deep comfort with the concept of bottoming out.
Title Fight headlines, and Things Fall Apart also performs.
Strongwater Food & Spirits
7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
401 W. Town St., Franklinton