Alex G’s album God Save the Animals is due out later this month on September 23, and today he shares a final preview, the moving new single ‘Miracles’, which features Molly Germer on strings.
God Save the Animals was co-produced and mixed by Jacob Portrait and features the previously released tracks Cross the Sea (“gorgeous warmth” – Pitchfork), Runner (“unshakeably catchy” – Stereogum), and Blessing (“eerie, hypnotic and, somehow, strangely moving” – New York Times).
Alex G made his late-night television debut this summer, performing “Runner” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Watch the performance HERE.
“People come and people go away / Yeah, but God with me he stayed,” sings Alex Giannascoli, the 29-year-old, Philadelphia-based musician best known as Alex G on his new album, God Save the Animals. “God” figures in the LP’s title and multiple of its thirteen tracks, not as a concrete religious entity but as a sign for a generalized sense of faith (in something, anything) that fortifies Giannascoli, or the characters he voices, amid the songs’ often fraught situations. Giannascoli has been drawn in recent years to musicians like Gillian Welch and writers like Joy Williams, artists who balance the public and hermetic and who present faith more as a shared social language than religious doctrine.
Filtering his experiences through fact and fiction, Giannascoli also opened up the songs through a more practical method: collaboration. God Save the Animals features several individual contributions from his bandmates (guitarist Samuel Acchione, drummer Tom Kelly, and bassist John Heywood) or frequent collaborator Molly Germer on strings and/or vocals. As with records since his adolescence, Giannascoli wrote and demoed the songs of God Save the Animals by himself, at home; but, for the sake of both new tones and “a routine that was outside of my apartment” during the pandemic, he began visiting multiple studios in greater Philadelphia. God Save the Animals consequently features the work of some half-dozen engineers who were asked to help produce the “best” recording quality, whatever that meant. The result is an album more dynamic than ever in its sonic palette and its thoroughgoing complexity.
God Save The Animals will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette and digitally on September 23, 2022. The exclusive Domino Mart sky blue vinyl is housed in a gatefold jacket with gold foil and is available for pre-order: Domino Mart | Digital
Alongside the new UK and European shows being announced for Alex G’s tour next year, he will also be playing two solo UK instores later this month.
Alex G on tour 2022
6th October – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom ~ SOLD OUT
7th October – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel ~
8th October – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ~ SOLD OUT
9th October – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl ~
10th October – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway ~ SOLD OUT
12th October – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre ~
14th October – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell ~ SOLD OUT
16th October – Seattle, WA – The Showbox ~ SOLD OUT
17th October – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom ~ SOLD OUT
19th October – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore ^ SOLD OUT
21st October – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern ^ SOLD OUT
22nd October – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park ^ SOLD OUT
23rd October – Pomona, CA – The Glass House ^ SOLD OUT
24th October – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren ^
26th October – Austin, TX – Emo’s ^ SOLD OUT
27th October – Fort Worth, TX – Tulips ^ SOLD OUT
29th October – Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young
1st November – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue ^
2nd November – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall ^
3rd November – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall ^ SOLD OUT
4th November – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre ^
5th November – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall ^ SOLD OUT
6th November – Montreal, QC – MTELUS ^
8th November – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club ^ SOLD OUT
9th November – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club ^ SOLD OUT
10th November – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11st November – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ^ SOLD OUT
12th November – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel ^ SOLD OUT
16th November – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
17th November – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club ^ SOLD OUT
18th November – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer ^ SOLD OUT
19th November – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer # SOLD OUT