Jump to content

Alex G – DSU


At Lucky Number, we’re incredibly excited to present DSUthe astonishing album from Philadelphia-based songwriter Alex Giannascoli, more commonly known under his shorthand alias of Alex G.

Though only 21 years of age, and a student at Philadelphia’s Temple University, DSU is Giannascoli’s fifth album – all recorded at home, almost exclusively solo, and, until recently, all self-released and available only via Bandcamp. The volume of his work online, combined with its vitality, has helped to thoroughly cultivate a fervent cult fan base, resulting in two sell out US-only pressings of DSU via the esteemed Brooklyn bedroom label Orchid Tapes.

Reckoned by the Quietus to have “the potential to be one of the defining American indie records”DSU is a collection that firmly establishes Giannascoli as wise beyond his years, with his lyrics bearing a world-weary authority. He’s an outsider in a scene of outsiders, determined to succeed on his own artistic terms. As the furore for him grows internationally it’s ever-increasingly evident that, as the 405 write, “the most magical thing about Alex G is that everyone who comes into contact with him seems to fall in love.”

DSU is due, on all formats, on 10 November. Pre-order here:
Limited Heavyweight Vinyl with Free CD and bonus tracks
iTunes (w/bonus tracks)

Alex G plays his debut London show at the Sebright Arms on November 19th. Buy Tickets.

Further Praise for DSU

“Music so immensely personal, it’s hard to believe you’re even capable of comprehending the majority of what you’re hearing.” CMJ 
“DSU is a homespun gem from virtually out of nowhere” Consequence of Sound
“Idiosyncratic sketches each capable of wending its way to a distinct place into the hearts of anyone” Pitchfork
“The Internet’s Secret Best Songwriter” FADER

Eyedress – My Hologram Video

Eyedress today premiered his self-animated hyper-reality video for My Hologram (Nothing Special) with Dazed.   

Deers – Trippy Gum Video

Deers today premiered their new video for Trippy Gum with Gorilla vs Bear.   ‘Trippy Gum’ is the flip side to ‘Bamboo’ from their debut AA-side single, ‘Demo’ which is physically available from today.

They are returning to the UK to play Corsica Studios, London, on September 2nd and Bleach, Brighton, on September 3rd.

Get Hot – Drugs

Get Hot, the brand new collaborative project between established electronic producers FTSE and Jakwob, today premiered ‘Drugs’ the AA side of their debut 7″ single with DIY.  The 7″ is available to buy here in all it’s fluorescent magnificence.

Christian Rich – A1 feat Rye Rye

Christian Rich, AKA DJ and production duo and twin brothers Taiwo and Kehinde Hassan, today share ‘A1′, the second track to be lifted from ‘SS14’ their debut EP.

‘A1’ bangs pure attitude, featuring M.I.A. cohort, Rye Rye, ebbing as much as she flows on top of translucent tropical electro-sleaze.

‘SS14’ is to be released as a limited 12” Vinyl on July 21st, 2014 but is digitally available from today, July 7th, 2014.

Deers – Bamboo Video

Deers today premiered their self-directed video for Bamboo with FADER. They have also announced a new London show at Corsica Studios on Tuesday September 2nd.

Christian Rich – Better To Video

Christian Rich’s video for ‘Better To’, as premiered with Hypetrak. The video was directed by Pablo Balderas and produced by Christian Rich.

Deers – Demo

We are thrilled to announce that we will be releasing the debut AA single, ‘Demo’, from Deers on July 28. Limited to just 500 copies worldwide the vinyl can be pre-ordered here. Our friends at Mom+Pop will be releasing in the US.

Deers are from Madrid and are Ana Garcia Perrote, Carlotta Cosials,  Ade Martin and Amber Grimbergen and Bamboo and Trippy Gum are two of the most perfectly ramshackle pop songs you will ever hear.

‘Bamboo’ flies like an arrow to the heart: pure ’60′s pop sounds, cantering rhythm and guitars twanging with tremelo, feeling effortless as the pair interpolate each other’s lyrics instinctively. “I need you to feel like a man when I give you all I am. I know you’re not hungover today, you are classifying your cassettes”

As it’s title suggests, ‘Trippy Gum’ offers a more psyche edge, with a gloriously extended fuzz-solo, and at least two massive songs crammed into it’s four and a half minute duration. It’s bottled magic and leaves our glasses nearly full with anticipation of a Deers-filled vision of the future.

Deers will be making their debut London appearance next week at Sebright Arms on Monday 9th June. 

Get Hot – Party Video

Get Hot today premiered their video for Party with Noisey. Directed by Billy Boyd Cape and featuring MAAMW. They have also announced their debut London show will be at Old Blue Last on Monday July 7th, free entry.

Christian Rich – Better To (Gilligan Moss Mix)

Christian Rich have today premiered a remix of forthcoming single ‘Better To’ courtesy of rising Chicago producer Gilligan Moss.

Gilligan’s take on ‘Better To’ distills Balearic pop essence from the original song’s core and follows the viral success of his own ‘Choreograph’, and a likewise lauded remix of Glass Animals’ ‘Gooey’. Further, by pushing the featured vocals of DWNTWN and the Now Faith Apostolic Church Children’s Choir into the foreground, the track takes on an uplifting and euphoric air, culminating in a remix that is hard to resist.