At the end of the week, Alex Giannascoli will release his seventh album, Beach Music, which also happens to be his major indie-label debut for Domino. He’s shared three songs from it already — Bug,” “Salt,” and “Kicker” — and today the whole kit and kaboodle is streaming. It’s a record full of baby steps — it sees him being a little more ambitious, a bit warmer and more vibrant — but, mainly, it refines the sound that propelled Alex G to notability. Every song slips into the next like butter, continuing on his traditional path of sleepy, understated rock. Alex G’s a great songwriter, and this a strong collection of songs, maybe even his best yet. Listen below.
Beach Music is out 10/9 via Domino.