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Due out May 19, Rocket is Philadelphia-based artist Alex G’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 RACE (2010) to his debut on Domino Records, Beach Music (2015). 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 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.
Alex G will head out on tour in support of his latest album later this year. Tour dates will be announced in the near future. Rocket is available to pre-order now on limited red translucent vinyl, limited red translucent cassette (Domino Mart exclusive), limited random colorway cassette (Bandcamp exclusive), CD, and digital download.
iTUNES || DOMINO MART || BANDCAMP
PRAISE FOR BEACH MUSIC (2015)
“Complicated arrangements and gorgeous melodies reveal themselves to you as
rewards for your patience.” - PITCHFORK
“…songs that bloom in their simplicity yet always hold many more layers than
they originally reveal.” - SPIN
“…few home recording artists can make music that feels as necessary
as Alex G’s.” - ROLLING STONE
01 Poison Root
11 Powerful Man
13 Big Fish