Beach Slang are a band who have garnered a lot of attention considering that they've only released two 7"s: 2014's Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and its companion Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken?
Refreshingly this Philadelphia based act have built their hype the oldÂ 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 Pennsylvania popÂ-punk act Weston while drummer JP Flexner and bassist Ed McNulty also play in buzzed about projects such as ExÂFriends and Crybaby.
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.
That feeling of youth and vulnerability also 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. Enjoy it and look out for the band's debut full-Âlength later this year because they're still just getting started.
Beach Slang cover Bob Mould and Paul Westerberg
Beach Slang: "I Hate Alternative Rock" (Bob Mould cover)
Photos: Quiet Slang at the Drake Hotel, Toronto 06/11
Quiet Slang: "Noisy Heaven"
Quiet Slang (North America)
Kississippi: "Easier To Love"
Quite Slang: "Dirty Cigarettes"
Dashboard Confessional/Beach Slang (US)
Dave Hause: "The Flinch"