No thread? Think this guy is pretty good.
― calstars, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:15 (three years ago) link
― calstars, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:16 (three years ago) link
― calstars, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:19 (three years ago) link
Surprised there isn't a thread for him yet either. Not a fan, at all - I had heard the name a lot in early 2015 so I went to see him down the street in April. Zero charisma, almost an anti-charisma, and no songs, nothing that touched me at all, total blank. It was like watching a deflated, imploding Mac DeMarco. I left after six songs.
Since then he's risen in stature/become more popular, made a fantastic guest spot with Frank Ocean on "Ivy," and put out a record last year right? Anyway I saw him again last December because the Alex G band was opening for Animal Collective playing Sung Tongs all the way through for the first time. This was a p4k birthday party/show, vibe was very antiseptic but because it was a special AC show most of the crowd either worked for p4k or had like flown from Austin or Europe to see AC. So I was up real close for Alex G's whole set and it was just in one ear out the other. I don't get it at all. Nothing grabbed me or even came close to it. Not my frequency I guess. It was cool when he was playing piano and screaming though.
― flappy bird, Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:58 (three years ago) link
I wasn’t sold on him prior to Rocket but Bobby and particularly Sportstar made me do a 180 degree take on him.
I know it doesn’t make damn sense but Sportstar reminds me of Blink 182 of all people. I guess somethig about the chords and with that filter his voice reminds me of the whiny sounding one, Tom? I think.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:18 (three years ago) link
this song is gr8
― flopson, Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:28 (three years ago) link
I loooooove Rocket. I remember trying to vote for it in the EOY ILM poll but no one nominated it :(
― josh az (2011nostalgia), Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:44 (three years ago) link
And yeah Proud and Bobby are awesome
My POX:RulesProudBobbyKickerSaltSerpent Is LordBlack HairAfter Ur GoneSoakerHollow
― billstevejim, Thursday, 28 June 2018 05:47 (three years ago) link
I love Sandy Alex G
That's Rostam playing guitar on "Ivy". Alex is conspicuous on the tracks from Endless-- "Slide On Me" and "Higgs" i.e.
I don't have incredible patience for the records he made prior to Beach Music, but I love that album and Rocket. I hope he starts sometime writing lyrics that don't just have an "I am kind of creepy" thesis. His band is amazing, his lead guitarist reminds me of US Maple.
― nevertheless, he stopped (flamboyant goon tie included), Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:23 (three years ago) link
yeah, i dig this dude. DSU was good. Rocket was a grower. and this was one of 2017's best songs:
― alpine static, Thursday, 28 June 2018 23:59 (three years ago) link
gretel is my favorite thing he's ever done, but im 15 seconds into the new one and im already cringing
― Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 September 2019 15:45 (two years ago) link
ok it got better, but i'd advise everyone listening to skip the first 15 seconds or so of this
― Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 September 2019 15:47 (two years ago) link
what "new one" are you referring to?
― calstars, Friday, 13 September 2019 16:06 (two years ago) link
new album house of sugar, out today
― Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:06 (two years ago) link
First track kind of sounds like early Animal Collective but in a bad way.
Gretel is the best one in here. Guitar heavily reminds me of a 90’s act, possibly Stone Temple Pilots?
Bad Man and previous singles are also a highlight.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:09 (two years ago) link
the singles are definitely the highlights agreed, still love gretel and southern sky. the rest of the album is more vibe-oriented, with the occasional jolt out of the trance with either a great lyric or a bizarre vocal decision.
― Mommy...can I go out and VAPE tonight? (voodoo chili), Friday, 13 September 2019 16:12 (two years ago) link
we gotta fix this thread title
― alpine static, Friday, 13 September 2019 20:46 (two years ago) link
Hard to figure out what this dude wants to grow into, but I do think Bobby is one of the more beautiful songs I've ever listened to. I mostly get the sense that his peer group is overly supportive and he has nobody doing the gatekeeping: His forays into experimentalism or genre extension tend to be just really, really bad.
― 57mg/20floz, Saturday, 14 September 2019 13:48 (two years ago) link
I mostly get the sense that his peer group is overly supportive
Yes god save us all from overly supportive peer groups
I get what you're saying tho, I myself think some of his best songs are born out of genre experiments though ("Salt") even if they don't all work all the time
― flamboyant goon tie included, Saturday, 14 September 2019 15:39 (two years ago) link
this was a slow burn but is in contention for my aoty now
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 17 December 2019 14:47 (two years ago) link
alex g is the best song writer of his generation, ilx is sleepin. Lot of duds throughout his discography but he when he hits the nail on the head, holy fuck. he's got so many tracks that are unfuckwithable. for starters
kickerharveygnaw (he recorded this in high school for god's sake)salthopegretelsouthern skybobby
if you aren't convinced that this guy is something special watch videos of him playing his songs solo acoustic. these are all-time songs, the kind of songs somebody can sing around a campfire and it still fuckin hits
― boobie, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 04:18 (one year ago) link
like this video of him in a high school stairwell singing a song that he never even released. he's the real deal, a genius of song writing. protect alex g at all costs
― boobie, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 04:22 (one year ago) link
https://i.imgur.com/IVRwpDa.pngNew joint smokes
― calstars, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 19:40 (seven months ago) link
house of sugar has quietly become one of my fav albums of the past decade. haven't really dug into the rest of his discog yet
― ciderpress, Monday, 9 May 2022 14:05 (one week ago) link