Alex G "DSU" LP


Two years after its initial release on boutique Brooklyn label Orchid Tapes, Alex G's fourth LP, "DSU," is being reissued on Run For Cover records. Considered by many to be the record that shone a spotlight onto the longtime, lo-fi Bandcamp-favorite "DSU" is an indie rock record empowered and enlightened by Alex Giannascoli's bedroom-pop sensibilities. An acronym for "Dream State University," the 13 songs on "DSU" consistently reinvent indie pop in a way that truly makes the album dream-like, not only because of the serene calmness of tracks like "Skipper" and "Boy," but also in the hauntingly jarring mid-album number "Axesteel" and the kinetic swelling and pitch-shifting "Icehead." What "DSU" offers is a collection of songs that endlessly bend existing indie-rock tropes with Alex G's sincere strand of other-ness, presenting an early but ambitious portrait of one of the next great songwriters of our time. Vinyl version includes digital download.

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