BEACH SLANG have finally announced the release of their hugely anticipated debut album ‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ through Big Scary Monsters on October 30th. The band also have first single ‘Bad Art & Weird Ideas’ set for release Friday August 7th that you can listen to here:
We’ve been waiting for a while and finally it’s here. Over the past two years BEACH SLANG have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans but they’ve always been missing one important element: An album. Luckily the band’s full-length ‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ is the culmination of their collective career and picks up where their two critically acclaimed 7-inches, 2014’s Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street andWho Would Ever Want Something So Broken? left off. ‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ will be out October 30, 2015 through Big Scary Monsters. It will be available on digital, CD and the vinyl includes a purple with black and white splatter variant, limited to 300, and also a cassette, hand-numbered and limited to 250.
The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of BEACH SLANG’s music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. It references the ghosts of the Replacements but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It’s fun and it’s serious. It’s sad but it isn’t. It’s BEACH SLANG. This Philadelphia-based act have built their hype the old-fashioned way, without any gimmicks or marketing teams, which makes sense when you consider that frontman and writer James Alex cut his teeth in the celebrated pop-punk act Weston while drummer JP Flexner, bassist Ed McNulty and guitarist Ruben Gallego also played in buzzed about projects such as Ex-Friends, Nona and Glocca Morra respectively. However there’s something indefinable about BEACH SLANG’s music that evokes the spirit of punk and juxtaposes it into something that’s as brutally honest as it is infectiously catchy.
Live wise, the band are on a US tour throughout September, October and November, with UK and European acts to be announced in the coming months.
‘The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’ full track-list:
2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
3. Noisy Heaven
4. Ride The Wild Haze
5. Too Late To Die Young
6. I Break Guitars
7. Young & Alive
8. Porno Love
9. Hard Luck Kid
10. Dirty Lights