(Sandy) Alex G Shares Two New Singles

(Sandy) Alex G shares two new tracks from his upcoming album, 'Rocket.'

(Sandy) Alex G shares two new songs, from the forthcoming Rocket due out May 19 on Domino. “Sportstar”, a brightly shimmering treatise on obsession, with pitched-up vocals and a melancholic piano line, sits as far away sonically from “Brick” – a 2 min screamer of a hardcore song – as might be possible. These two songs – sonic bookends of Rocket – showcase the wide palette that (Sandy) Alex G is working with on Rocket, his eighth album.

Next week (Sandy) Alex G will continue across North America to support Rocket, with stops in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal along the way. Two new dates have been added to the run – a stop the venerable Austin City Limits in October and another night in NYC at Bowery Ballroom. All shows, including the newly-announced UK/EU dates, are below.

Rocket is the Philadelphia-based artist’s eighth full-length release—an assured statement that follows a slate of humble masterpieces, many of them self-recorded and self-released, stretching from 2010’s RACE to his 2015 Domino debut, Beach Music. Rocket’s sessions began shortly after Beach Music’s ended, with Alex tracking songs at home, by himself and with friends, in the gaps between a hectic 2015 and 2016 touring schedule. Rocket was mixed by Jacob Portrait (Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bass Drum of Death), who also lent his hand to Beach Music, giving the album a fine-tuning that retains the homespun personality of earlier efforts.

(SANDY) ALEX G TOUR DATES

05/13 Saginaw, MI – Patchwork Art & Music Festival
05/18 Brooklyn, NY – The Park Church Co-Op (SOLD OUT)
06/02 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
06/03 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
06/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Backroom
06/06 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade: Purgatory
06/07 Orlando, FL – The Social
06/09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
06/11 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
06/13 Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
06/15 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
06/16 La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe
06/17 Orange County, CA – Constellation Room
06/18 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
06/20 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
06/21 Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
06/22 Portland, OR – Holocene
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
06/25 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
06/27 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
06/28 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
06/29 Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
06/30 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s
07/01 Detroit, MI – El Club
07/02 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
07/04 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
07/05 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
07/06 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT)
07/07 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
07/08 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/06-08 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/13-15 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/17 Dublin, IR – Whelans’s
10/18 Glasgow, UK – CCA
10/19 Manchester, UK – Deaf Institute
10/20 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
10/23 Nottingham, UK – Bodega
10/24 London, UK – Scala
10/25 Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms
10/26 Brighton, UK – Patterns
10/30 Brussels, BE – Witloof Bar
11/03 Colgne, DE – Acephale
11/05 Zurich, CH – Papiersaal
11/06 Munich, DE – Milla
11/07 Mainz, DE – Schon
11/08 Berlin, DE – Badehaus
11/09 Copenhagen, DN – Loppen
11/11 Oslo, NO – John Dee