Beach Slang fuses indie rock, shoegaze, punk, and more to a powerful, dreamy effect on their spunky debut album.
Album The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us. Too Late to Die Young Lyrics. Too young to die Too late to die young I try to fight But get high and give up I ain't ever felt loved I ain't ever felt loved. The punks are wired And these records feel tough It's loud and wild But I swear it feels soft Yeah, it's always enough It's always been enough. There's honesty In these neon lights We're animals Drunk and alive I swear, right now I'm alright. Debuted live in early 2015, the fifth track from the group’s debut album The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us marks a departure from the guitar-fueled, soaring punk that embodies the first four songs on the album.
punker96 Beach Slang saved my ass. I'm a musician of over 13 years and for quite some time recording/writing music, the thing I love most, had started to feel like clockwork. It was like checking things off a list. Then I found this band. com (US) and ww. smrocks. Includes unlimited streaming of The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 5 days. Purchasable with gift card.
Album · 2015 · 10 Songs. Beach Slang’s first full length starts with a roar and ends 26 minutes later with the same, rarely letting up in-between. A huge, impassioned album that bridges punk energy and heartland rock ’n’ roll, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us has as much in common with Cheap Trick and the Replacements as it does with contemporaries like Titus Andronicus and Japandroids-artists who pledge their sincerity and get dirty doing it. And as with the Replacements, it’s the band’s tender moments that hit hardest: Too Late to Die Young and the bittersweet Porno Love. The Things We Do To Find.
A few stats on Beach Slang’s glorious and galvanizing debut album: in less than a half hour, it provides 10 righteous bursts of punk rock boosterism. All of them speak of being fucked up, being a fuck-up, or some combination of both. In seven of those songs, James Alex sings the word "alive," in three others, he sings "young," and there's one song called "Young and Alive". James Alex is 40, significantly older than the other three members of Beach Slang and about 15 years removed from his previous band’s disintegration. Too young to die, too late to die young," Alex sighs with superhuman earnestness over capoed acoustic guitar (and, since this is the ballad, cue the strings and pianos).
The Things We Do sounds like the product of an alternate reality in which Bruce Springsteen was a teenager in the 2000’s who spent all his time crafting the perfect instant messenger away notifications instead of ruminating on small town America. But Alex and his bandmates pull it off with sheer conviction and force of will. The album does have one flaw of sounding a bit too samey, but with a short run time this album does not overstay it's visit. Lush and loud, Beach Slang's album "The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us" is a fun ride. Fav Tracks: Throwaways, Noisy Heaven, Dirty Lights Least Fav Tracks: Bad Art & Weirdo Idea. xpand.
People always ask why Beach Slang took off so quickly. With nothing but a pair of EPs under their belt, the scrappy Philadelphia three-piece was able to get themselves booked on festivals and tours alongside bands like Cursive, Knapsack, Modern Baseball, and The Hotelier, not to mention a label deal with indie stalwart Polyvinyl Records. But it’s not hard to crack the code of the Slang’s appeal. There is a timeless universality behind Beach Slang’s lyrics, one that celebrates the idea of being young and carefree (regardless of how old you actually are).
Format: Cassette, Album, Gray/Blue mix,Solid. Country: US. Released: 30 Oct 2015.
Beach Slang, despite releasing a perfectly good album, had my eyes rolling before I even listened to a note, based entirely on the group name. Don’t we already have Beach House, not to mention The Beach Boys? Then there’s Best Coast, who might as well have the word beach in their name. It reminds me of the whole animal names debacle of the mid-2000s (what with Wolf Parade, Deerhunter, Deerhoof, Fleet Foxes etc).
A few of the songs sound a lot like one another, and, like any rock & roll, The Things We Do can come off as risible to the rational heart and sensible head, but for the uncertain and, to refer to the Replacements, unsatisfied, the album is potentially relatable and potently cathartic. The songs I make, I barely rehearse them/They're hardly mistakes/They're meant to be honest.
|A2||Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas||3:19|
|A4||Ride The Wild Haze||2:38|
|A5||Too Late To Die Young||2:34|
|B1||I Break Guitars||2:34|
|B2||Young & Alive||2:30|
|B4||Hard Luck Kid||2:57|
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- Recorded At – Gradwell House
- Mastered At – West West Side Music
- Copyright (c) – Big Scary Monsters
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Big Scary Monsters
- Produced At – Gradwell House
- Engineered At – Gradwell House
- Mixed At – Gradwell House
- Copyright (c) – Save Latin
- Artwork [Art], Design – James Alex*
- Backing Vocals – Hannah Jordan
- Bass Guitar – Ed McNulty
- Cello – Megan Siebe
- Drums – JP Flexner
- Engineer [Assistant Engineered By] – Matt Weber
- Engineer, Mixed By, Recorded By – Dave Downham
- Guitar – Ruben Gallego
- Mastered By – Alan Douches
- Photography By [Cover Photography By] – Jon Stars
- Photography By [Live Photography By] – Greg Pallante
- Producer – Dave Downham, James Alex*
- Recorded By [Cello] – Mike Friedman
- Voice, Guitar, Piano – James Alex*
- Written-By – James Alex*
NotesComes packaged in a gatefold with 16 page lyrics booklet.
First press of 300 copies on purple with black and white (splatter).
Save Latin © 2015 ASCAP
© ℗ Big Scary Monsters
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