Though only 21 years of age, and still a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, 'DSU' is Alex G's fifth album. “I have been making music for as long as I can remember. My older brother is a talented musician and, as a kid, I would take after him by playing the keyboard. I always preferred writing my own music to learning other people's work,” says Alex, which may go some way to explaining the volume of original material that exists. All recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp; the volume of his work online - combined with its vitality - has helped build a fervent cult fan base, resulting in two sell out US-only pressings of 'DSU' via the esteemed Brooklyn bedroom label Orchid Tapes.
Much like his closest musical forebear, Elliot Smith, Alex’s music offers a complimentary sense of cathartic comfort in its moodiness. 'DSU' is evidence of Alex G's pliable sound – one which has whole crowds singing his own words back to him with voracious intent. In the US the album has already been ecstatically received, earning Alex the accolade of “the Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” from The Fader while Rolling Stone named him “a bright new talent”.
Watch the video for the single 'Sorry' taken from the 'DSU' album above.
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