TRICK and RULES, two early albums from the prodigious Philadelphian singer-songwriter Alex G, are now back in stock on vinyl. Alex’s third and fourth albums were originally self-released digitally on his Bandcamp, but received the physical attention they deserved following the release of his breakthrough fifth album DSU, remastered and issued on vinyl in 2015 for the first time.
With three more original albums released since, Alex’s cult-like fanbase, which includes the likes of Frank Ocean, only ever increases, and these records remain firm favourites as more and more fans discover his prolific back catalogue. Songs like “Mary”, “Mis” and “Change” are soaked in the distinctive personality of Alex G, displaying a serious knack for melodic songwriting underneath unconventional guitar lines and scrawls of fuzz. These records only reaffirm that Alex G continues to be one of the most distinctive American musicians today.