Alex G – “Harvey” (Stereogum Premiere)
Philadelphia-based Alexander Giannascoli, the 21-year-old lo-fi pop upstart known as Alex G, has amassed a treasure trove of music on Bandcamp in recent years. Next month he’ll release DSU, his first full-length for the Brooklyn record label Orchid Tapes and his first on vinyl. “Harvey,” one of many fine selections from the project, matches a steady, shambolic strum with sighing harmonies and a charmingly amateurish vocal that takes me back to the early days of Built To Spill. Listen below, and don’t be surprised if that wistful piano line lifts you into a daydream.