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(Sandy) Alex G

October 30 @ 8:00 pm

| $-20

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Live at The New Parish
(Sandy) Alex G
Tomberlin, Slow Pulp

There’s hardly a second when Alex Giannascoli’s voice can’t be heard in “Walk Away,” the opener of his latest album, House of Sugar. The distended, pitched-up wail that introduces the track gives way to cascading layers of his more familiar intonations. “Someday I’m gonna walk away from you,” he sings; “not today.” These are the song’s only words, repeated again and again for more than four minutes. In the repetition, emphasis shifts from “someday” to “not today” and back, leaving the listener in a space of uncertainty. It’s in this space that Giannascoli—the 26-year-old artist better known as (Sandy) Alex G—lingers throughout the album’s thirteen songs: between backwards and forwards, past and future, one voice and another. On House of Sugar, his third full-length for Domino and ninth overall, Alex inhabits a diverse range of musical and emotional points-of-view (often simultaneously), in turn illuminating the tension that hides in the shadow of desire.

Giannascoli began writing these songs in the fall of 2017, having just finished a tour for House of Sugar’s acclaimed predecessor, Rocket, and moved into a new apartment in Philadelphia. Whereas with earlier efforts, such as 2011’s self-released Winner or the landmark 2014 release DSU, he’d write numerous songs fairly quickly, with House of Sugar Giannascoli worked at a steadier pace, concentrating on fewer songs and laboring over each one more than before.

Details

Date:
October 30, 2019
Time:
8:00 pm
Cost:
$-20
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Website:
http://bit.ly/2IPAdYr

Venue

The New Parish
Phone:
(510) 444-7474
579 18th Street (at San Pablo), Oakland, CA 94612 United States

Organizer

The New Oakland
Phone:
(510) 225-5810
Email:
Website:
http://bit.ly/2vk8vgr

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