Alex G announces new album 'God Save The Animals' for Sept 23rd and shares new song "Runner"

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Announces new album God Save The Animals out September 23rd New single + video “Runner” out now – watch here

Photo credit: Chris Maggio "America’s greatest living songwriter” The Fader “one of the most exciting and innovative songwriters working today." GQ “An indie rock prodigy” Rolling Stone “one of the decade’s defining indie rock artists" Washington Post “at times earnest and intimate, at others freaky and experimental; most often and most impressively, all of the above at once.” NPR Today Alex G - the Philadelphia singer, songwriter, and producer Alex Giannascoli - announces his highly anticipated ninth studio album God Save the Animals, due out September 23 on Domino. The announcement comes along with new single “Runner” and its accompanying video. The video was shot by Aldo Fisk and features an affectionate performance by Giannascoli and his bandmates Sam Acchione, Molly Germer, John Heywood, and Tom Kelly. Watch the “Runner” video HERE Listen to “Runner” HERE

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God Save the Animals also includes the previously released track “Blessing,” which received praise from NPR (“delightfully weird, minimalist and dark, it doles out many curiosities over its three short minutes”) and theNew York Times(“His predictable unpredictability strikes again… the whole thing is eerie, hypnotic and, somehow, strangely moving.”)

“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 whom Giannascoli asked to help him 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 23rd. The exclusive Domino Mart sky blue vinyl is housed in a gatefold jacket with gold foil and available for pre-order: Dom Mart | Digital

God Save the Animals artwork – jpeg here


1. After All

2. Runner

3. Mission

4. S.D.O.S.

5. No Bitterness

6. Ain’t It Easy

7. Cross the Sea

8. Blessing

9. Early Morning Waiting

10. Immunity

11. Headroom Piano

12. Miracles

13. Forgive

Alex G will embark on a North American headlining tour later this year, ahead of that he has announced new UK dates around Green Man festival including Edinburgh and Newcastle. All dates are below and tickets are available here.


8-12 Gothenberg, SE – Way Out West

8-14 Utrecht, NL – Ekko

8-15 Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof

8-17 Paredes de Coura, PT – Paredes de Coura Festival

8-19 Hasselt, BE – Pukkelpop

8-20 Crickhowell, UK – Green Man Festival

8-22 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – The Cluny

8-23 Edinburgh, SC – The Liquid Room

10-06 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom ~

10-07 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel ~

10-08 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse ~

10-09 Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl ~

10-10 St. Louis, MO - Off Broadway ~

10-12 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre ~

10-14 Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell ~ SOLD OUT

10-16 Seattle, WA - The Showbox ~ SOLD OUT

10-17 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ~

10-19 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore ^ SOLD OUT

10-21 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern ^ SOLD OUT

10-22 San Diego, CA - The Observatory North Park ^ SOLD OUT

10-23 The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA ^

10-24 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren ^

10-26 Austin, TX - Emo's ^

10-27 Fort Worth, TX – Tulips ^

10-29 Las Vegas, NV – When We Were Young

11-01 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue ^

11-02 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^

11-03 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ^

11-04 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre ^

11-05 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall ^

11-06 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre ^

11-08 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club ^

11-09 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club ^

11-11 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel ^

11-12 Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel ^

11-17 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ^

11-18 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer ^

11-19 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #

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