8/04/2016

Beach Slang's Video for "Punks In A Disco Bar"

Beach Slang Share Video For
"Punks In A Disco Bar" 

New Album A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings
Out September 23rd On Polyvinyl Records

Even More Dates Announced + Tour With Bleached
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*photo credit Ian Laidlaw

"I don't want to whisper things anymore.  I want to yell them." 
-- Beach Slang's James Alex

Philadelphia's Beach Slang recently announced the release of their new album, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, coming out this September 23rd on Polyvinyl Records.  They shared their first single for "Punks In A Disco Bar" and today the video for the song premiered at NPR.   "It's a glimpse into what it's like to be young, misunderstood and out of place, yet finding belonging in each other. It's the perfect complement to "Punks In A Disco Bar" and an ode to the motifs and life-affirming mission of Beach Slang..


"The song will certainly be instantly recognizable to fans of the band's previous work, with the same never-caring, heart-punching, loud-things-loving lyrics and thick Minneapolis-style riffing of Beach Slang's debut LP - if a touch wearier than last time out." - Spin 

"the heart-on-the-sleeve punks have already become the kind of band that fans rush to get tattooed all over their bodies. Well, those fans had better make room for some new ink..." 
- Consequence of Sound

"We need endorphin-heavy, heart-on-sleeve, major-chord, grin-inducing punk rock right now. I mean we need it. There's a goddamn duty of care: punk has to hold people to account and spit against authority, but sometimes you need to smile like an idiot and let go." - Noisey

"This new track seeps with feelings of youth and their accompanying frustration. Very punk guitar drowns the entire two minutes and 41 seconds, and the vocals don't hold anything back. It's just what you'd expect from a song called "Punks In A Disco Bar," and that's not a bad thing." WXPN
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Pre-order the album at aloudbashofteenagefeelings.com

Beach Slang's second full-length is a crash-and-thunder collection of songs about what it takes to keep yourself going, to make it through the rest of the night-hell, through the rest of your youth-and beyond.  Frontman James Alex wrote much of A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings on their first album's support tour, during which he spent a lot of time with the kids who'd picked up the record. 

"A lot of the songs [on Loud Bash] are the stories of the kids who got turned on to Beach Slang by the first album," says Alex.  "They're autobiographical, too, but kind of at a remove-I'm not that young kid anymore, but I used to be.  You know how it is; rock and roll is a new crop of 15-year-olds picking up guitars every year and having at it.  There was something really cool about documenting someone elses life, but seeing myself in it.  I suppose that's why we connect.  We're all kind of one big gang."

Going into the second record, Alex didn't feel a sense of pressure to match the broad, unexpected success of the first.  

"What I did feel was a sense of responsibility to the kids who told me they were finding something in our music that brought them back from a bad place, the ones who were getting Beach Slang tattoos and quoting lyrics to me after the shows.  I don't want to let those people down.  As a 20-year-old, I thought, hey, let's all have fun, we're gonna live forever.  You don't really see the finish line.  Now it's more like, am I leaving behind work that's going to matter?  What's this going to say about me when I run out of air, and my son is listening to these records and tapes that I left behind.  Is he going to say, "Yeah, my dad was all right"?  These days I feel like I'm responsible for things bigger than myself.  And I want to do right by them."

Tracklisting:
Future Mixtape For The Art Kids
Atom Bomb
Spin The Dial
Art Damage
Hot Tramps
Punks In A Disco Bar
Wasted Daze Of Youth
Young Hearts
The Perfect High
Warpaint

Beach Slang continue to dominate the road. See all dates below and keep an eye onhttp://beachslang.com/ for even more dates to be announced.

Beach Slang on tour:
8/07 -- Katowice, Poland -- OFF Festival
8/08 -- Bremen, Germany -- Tower Musikclub
8/10 -- Oslo, Norway -- Øya Festival
8/11 -- Gothenburg, Sweden -- Way Out West Festival
8/12 -- Cophenhagen, Denmark -- KB18
8/13 -- Eschwege, Germany -- Open Flair Festival
8/14 -- Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany -- Taubertal Festival
8/15 -- Trier, Germany -- Mergener Hof
8/16 -- Dortmund, Germany -- Freizeitzentrum West (FZW)
8/17 -- Osnabrück, Germany -- Kleine Freiheit
8/18 -- Hasselt, Belgium -- Pukkelpop
8/19 -- Marinen, Trondheim, Norway -- Pstereo Festival
8/20 -- Bodø, Norway --  Parken Festival
8/22 -- Milton Keynes, UK -- The Craufurd Arms
8/23 -- Birmingham, UK -- The Sunflower Lounge
8/24 -- Hull, UK -- Adelphi
8/25 -- Huddersfield, UK -- The Parish
8/26 -- Bramham Park, Wetherby, UK -- Leeds Festival
8/27 -- Paris, France -- Rock En Seine
8/28 -- Richfield Avenue, Reading, UK --  Reading Festival
9/2 -- Montauk, NY -- The Surf Lodge's Summer Music Series
9/8 -- Baltimore, MD -- The Ottobar
9/9 -- Raleigh, NC -- Hopscotch Music Festival @ Cam
9/10 -- Richmond, VA -- The Camel
9/17 -- Wilmington, DE -- Dogfish Head Analog-a-GoGo @ Bellevue State Park
9/23 -- Chicago, IL -- Goose Island Beer Co.s Urban Block Party
10/6 -- Boston, MA -- Royale%
10/8 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Project Pabst Citywide Festival @ Electric Factory
10/11 -- Washington, DC -- Black Cat **
10/12 -- Virginia Beach, VA -- Shaka's**
10/13 -- West Columbia, SC -- New Brookland Tavern**
10/14 -- Orlando, FL -- Blackbooth**
10/15 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Jack Rabbits**
10/16 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Masquerade (Hell)**
10/18 -- Nashville, TN -- The Basement East**
10/19 -- Louisville, KY -- Zanzabar**
10/20 -- Newport, KY -- The Southgate House Revival**
10/21 -- Cleveland, OH -- Grog Shop**
10/22 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Cattivo**
10/24 -- Columbus, OH -- Rumba Cafe**
10/25 -- Bloomington, IN -- The Bishop**
10/26 -- St. Louis, MO -- Old Rock House**
10/28 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Triple Rock Social Club**
10/29 -- Maquoketa, IA -- Codfish Hollow**
10/30 -- Omaha, NE -- Reverb Lounge**
10/31 -- Kansas City, MO -- The Tank Room**
11/01 -- Fayetteville, AR -- George's Majestic Lounge**
11/02 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- 89th Street Collective**
11/4-6 -- Austin, TX -- Sound on Sound Festival
% w/ Descendents
** w/ Bleached

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