Alex G first added the (Sandy) to his name in March 2017. Stereogum reports that it was likely for legal reasons relating to another musician called Alex G in Colorado.
It's been three years of (Sandy) Alex G, and he's released two albums under that name - 2017's Rocket, and last year's House of Sugar.
The first hint of Alex G's name change came yesterday (16 June) when Riot Fest announced its 2021 lineup, and listed (Sandy) Alex G as just Alex G.
Stereogum managed to get confirmation from Giannascoli's management that he has in fact dropped the (Sandy) from his name.
Back in April, Alex G shared new track "rosebush" via his Alex Giannascoli YouTube account.