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Alex G | photo by Carly McKown

With the release date just one week away, Alex G is streaming his new record Beach Musicon Hype Machine this week. The LP will mark the local musician’s major label debut with Domino, following last year’s Orchid Tapes release DSU.

Joining previously-shared songs “Kicker,” “Salt” and “Bug” are ten more tracks that see Giannascoli upping the production quality while still keeping things weird and off-kilter.

“Ready” is a stand-out with its organ and guitar hook, while “In Love,” despite its name, feels like a lonely, rainy day thanks to a melancholy trumpet and piano.

A high point of any Alex G album is the appearance of singer-songwriter Emily Yacina, and for Beach House she harmonizes with Giannascoli on the taunting”Mud.”

Watch the video for “Bug” below and stream Beach Music here. Alex G’s local release show at the First Unitarian Church is happening Friday, November 13th with Girlpool, Brandon Can’t Dance and Eskimeaux. Tickets and information are available here.

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