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WATCH: Beach Slang’s Video for “Punks In A Disco Bar”

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.

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 on http://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

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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