Song of the Day: Alex G - Hollow

Song of the Day
09/01/2014
Janice Headley
photo courtesy of the label

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with DJ John Richards, is “Hollow” by Alex G, from the 2014 album DSU on Orchid Tapes.

Alex G - Hollow (MP3)

Despite DSU being his debut release, the internet has already been abuzz for the enigmatic songwriter Alex G for years. The 21-year-old Temple University student has been recording music on his laptop and releasing it for free on BandCamp, garnering a devoted fan base.

Born Alex Giannascoli, the young musician started creating electronic music using GarageBand on his parents Mac computer during 6th grade. (He describes it to Fader Magazine as "like Aphex Twin if he was stupid.") As his tracks started gaining popularity, they caught the attention of Brooklyn label Orchid Tapes, who specialize in dreamy bedroom-recorded pop.

Alex G is laying low on social media, but you can follow his label on Twitter and Facebook to stay on top of his latest doings. Watch a fan-shot live performance of today's Song of the Day below.

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