Alex G the Philadelphia slacker extraordinaire, Frank Ocean collaborator, and soon-to-be patron saint of the early-twenties shopping-at-Good Will-for-the-irony crowd, has released the new single and video for his upcoming album, Rocket. The track is called “Bobby” and features very country influenced slide guitar, violin, and light banjo plucks. G, as per usual, sounds exhausted, but is reminiscent of a young Jeff Tweedy. The video includes numerous shots of beer being poured into cups. It’s fitting. I’m drinking a beer as I type this and let me tell you, it’s a pretty spot on drinking tune. Watch the video below.
UPDATE: Does Alex G know there’s a pop musician that goes by the same name? That Alex G has more album ratings and reviews on iTunes than this Alex G. Someone should inform this Alex G.
Rocket is out 5/19. Pre-order it from Domino.