During the latter part of my college years, all the cool kids at A.U. were obsessed with Alex G. I didn’t really understand the appeal at first, but when I found out that he was from Philly, I instantly felt a sense of loyalty to him. A friend of mine described Alex G as a knockoff Elliott Smith. Whether that’s accurate or not, it’s clear this guy is going places. It’s appropriate that his upcoming album is titled Beach Music; the latest of the release, “Kicker,” moves at a slow, rolling pace that makes you nostalgic for summers down at the shore in the ’90s. With pre-cuffing season and sweater weather on the horizon, Alex G is the ideal person to keep you company. Listen below.