Posts Tagged ‘Beach Slang’

March 10, 2018

I can’t seem to get enough of Quiet Slang, a tangential project that Beach Slang frontman James Alex created awhile back to give us new renditions of the punk rock veterans’ anthemic music. As fond as I am of Beach Slang’s songs, I can’t help but fall heavily for the pensively orchestral sound that Alex gives us on these transformations. Come May, Quiet Slang will be dropping a debut full length named Everything Matters But No One Is Listening. This stringy melancholic version of Dirty Cigarettes is its first single. It’s both weathered and refined, and its immensely moving, too. Pre-order Quiet Slang’s debut full length before it drops on May 18th, here.

September 1, 2017

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August 29, 2017

Veteran Philadelphia crew Beach Slang are known for their raucous live shows and spirited punk rock, but frontman James Alex is up to some new tricks these days. In fact, he’s gone off on a tangent and announced a new project named Quiet Slang, whose new EP We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags will showcase him playing solo alongside a contributing pianist and cellist. The EP will include two Beach Slang songs as well as covers of The Replacements and Big Star. We can now listen to Quiet Slang’s new rendition of Beach Slang’s Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas, and it’s quite the orchestral yet grainy raw beauty, while we ogle a series of vintage and lo-fi footage in its music video. Quiet Slang is like a more demure and delicate Beach Slang. A cassette version of the EP will be available on Cassette Store Day this October 14th. Pre-order, here. Order on CD/LP/digitally, here. About Quiet Slang, Alex says, “I suppose we’re all chasing something that resembles salvation, something that calms our bones. Maybe this is some small slice of that. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s chaos in soft clothes. Maybe it’s frightened. Maybe it’s fearless. Maybe it’s both. Or maybe it’s nothing. I don’t know, but I think about this: one day I’m going to be dust. And when my soul splits, maybe this will be the thing that sneaks me through the gates. If not, well, those are the breaks.”

July 14, 2016

I’d imagine punks hanging out in a disco bar might be a rather awkward and uncomfortable situation, but Beach Slang’s new song is a more than assured and confident anthem. The Philly trio has announced their follow up album to 2015′s critically acclaimed The Thing We Do To Find people Who Feel Like Us, and Punks In A Disco Bar is the first single off A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings. Aside from displaying an obvious penchant for very long titles, Beach Slang prove themselves kings of raw, crashing punk rock with their new tune. Punks In A Disco Bar chugs vivaciously and hums vociferously. Sophomore full length A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings will be out on September 23rd via Polyvinyl Records

October 1, 2015

I haven’t shared as many covers lately as i did earlier this year, when a steady stream seemed to surface each day, but this one’s a must. Philly trio Beach Slang brings back cherished memories with a cover of Dramarama’s glorious power anthem Anything, Anything. It’s been ages since I’ve listened to the original, and this cover is just full on magnificent. Beach Slang gives Anything, Anything their scuzzy, fuzzy punk rock treatment, and it fills me from head to toe with uplifting, fiery ecstasy. The gratifying cover is part of a limited edition Cassette Store Day mixtape named Here, I Made This For You, out October 17th via Polyvinyl Records.

August 6, 2015

Beach Slang slings us the perfect summer slacker song in the form of surf rock charmer Bad Art & Weird Ideas. It’s the first sludgy taste from  the Philadelphia based trio’s upcoming debut album. Engagingly scuzzy with its gritty punk and spewing endless bleached out rays of sunshine, Bad Art & Weird Ideas envelops with waves of nostalgia and angst. The trio’s album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, will be out October 30th via Polyvinyl Records.

April 4, 2015

Keeping things gratifyingly scuzzy with All Fuzzed Out, from Philadelphia trio Beach Slang. It’s an alt rock anthem with a very big sound, backed by glorious pop punk guitars and vocals. Beach Slang just finished up on a tour with Cursive and they’re set for a headlining run in the UK soon. All Fuzzed Out is their first release in the UK and Europe, out April 27th via Big Scary Monsters.