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Hard to believe, but it’s been almost three years since Alex G‘s House of Sugar — meaning we’re due for some new material from the long-running Philly indie songwriter. In the meantime, we’ve got a brand new single called “Blessing,” a perfectly bizarre song that cuts together searing synthesizers and a menacing, breathy delivery with bleak but ultimately up-with-life lyrics: “Every day is a blessing as I walk through the mud / if I live like the fishes I will rise from the flood.”

The music video for the song by director Zev Magasis feels like a throwback to early-21st century numetal visuals, with Alex and his bandmates Sam Acchione, John Heywood, and Tom Kelly playing the role of Papa Roach, or whomever. It’s saturated in color, silly in attitude, and delightfully alienating.

Watch it below, and get details on Alex G’s just-announced fall tour, which they’ll wrap by headlining two nights at Union Transfer on November 18th and 19th — one with Hatchie opening and one with Philadelphia’s Sadurn. Tickets are on sale Thursday May 26th at 10 a.m., more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

Alex G - Blessing

Tour Dates
06-01 Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J. Brady Icon Music Center !
06-02 Richmond, VA – Brown’s Island !
06-03 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage !
06-04 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall !
06-05 LaFayette, NY – Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards !
10-06 Saxaphaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom @
10-07 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel @
10-08 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse @
10-09 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl @
10-10 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway @
10-12 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre @
10-14 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell @
10-16 Seattle, WA – The Showbox @
10-17 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom @
10-19 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #
10-21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
10-22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park #
10-24 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge #
10-26 Austin, TX – Emo’s #
10-27 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips #
10-29 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
11-01 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue #
11-02 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #
11-03 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall #
11-04 Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre #
11-05 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall #
11-06 Montreal, Quebec – Le Studio TD #
11-08 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club #
11-09 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club #
11-11 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel #
11-12 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel #
11-17 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club #
11-18 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer #
11-19 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer $

! with Bright Eyes
@ with Barrie
# with Hatchie
$ with Sadurn

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