Alexander Giannascoli, better known by his stage name Alex G, is a multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia who started his career as a bedroom singer/songwriter, building up an audience through a series of DIY releases on Bandcamp. He has two older siblings, Matt (David Allen Scoli), an accomplished professional pianist, saxaphonist, singer, songwriter, and multi – instrumentalist ; and Rachel, who introduced him to influences such as Radiohead, Wilco, and Modest Mouse. Giannascoli began recording music at the age of 13 when his parents purchased a Mac Book computer, and his older brother gave him his first guitar. Giannascoli’s music is generally categorized in the indie rock/lo-fi genre, with atmospheric white noise and some guitar solos. He is frequently compared to singer-songwriter Elliot Smith, who is an influence of his. Other comparisons include Built to Spill and The Martinis.