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Holding Out For That Teenage Feeling

In the lobby of Philadelphia's Hilton Garden Inn, Charlie Lowe, Beach Slang's tour manager, leans over and adjusts frontman James Alex's bowtie. Alex lives an…
Michael Tedder | September 8, 2016 - 2:24 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Are you ready for some ... Republican National Convention?! Yeah, that shit is gonna be bananas. But you should try to get outside a little…
Stereogum | July 15, 2016 - 5:51 pm


8 Great Small-Font Alternatives At Primavera Sound 2016

This year, as we've come to expect, Barcelona's annual Primavera Sound boasts arguably the finest music festival lineup in the world. For its fifteenth installment,…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2016 - 1:18 pm

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Beach Slang – “I Hate Alternative Rock” (Bob Mould Cover)

Beach Slang will soon release MPLS, a new two-song EP covering frontman James Alex's rock heroes from Minneapolis. It's produced by Goo Goo Dolls bassist…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2019 - 1:06 pm


Beach Slang / Quiet Slang – “Dirty Cigarettes” Video

Last year, Beach Slang leader James Alex adopted the moniker Quiet Slang to release We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags, an EP that reworked…
Peter Helman | March 7, 2018 - 11:02 am

Beach Slang: “Please Stop Robbing Us”

Poor Beach Slang have had a rough go of it in the year and change since our cover story on the band. In addition to…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2017 - 9:19 am

Beach Slang / Quiet Slang – “Thirteen” (Big Star Cover)

After releasing a couple of albums of beery, bleary, classic-rock-addled punk, Beach Slang frontman James Alex is getting ready to release We Were Babies And
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2017 - 10:46 am

Beach Slang / Quiet Slang – “Hot Tramps”

Beach Slang leader James Alex is putting out an EP of reworked Beach Slang songs under the name Quiet Slang next month, and he's also…
Peter Helman | September 8, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Beach Slang Announce EP Of Reworked Tracks Under The Name Quiet Slang

Beach Slang leader James Alex has been doing some solo shows under the name Quiet Slang, and today he announced he'll also release an EP…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 11:27 am

Artist Portraits From SXSW 2017

A lot of bands descend upon Austin for SXSW every year, and this year a lot of those bands rolled through the Mazda Studio At…
Stereogum | March 20, 2017 - 5:01 pm


Beach Slang – “Spin The Dial” Video

"Discover yourself with roller skating!" reads a homely sign at the end of Beach Slang's new sundrunk visual for their A Loud Bash Of Teenage
Margaret Farrell | March 10, 2017 - 10:50 am

Beach Slang – “Sometimes Always” (The Jesus & Mary Chain Cover)

Beach Slang are releasing the second installment of their covers mixtape series next week, and today they've shared their take on the Jesus & Mary…
James Rettig | February 1, 2017 - 10:33 am

Beach Slang – “Bored Teenagers” (The Adverts Cover)

The members of Beach Slang have been through some turmoil lately, but that won't stop them from playing the songs they love for you. Back…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2017 - 9:29 am

Beach Slang – “2000 Light Years Away” (Green Day Cover)

Green Day appear on the cover of the latest issue of the UK rock magazine Kerrang!, and the magazine includes a CD that features bands…
Tom Breihan | December 22, 2016 - 10:03 am

Stream The Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl Comp

Illinois indie rock label Polyvinyl Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a neat bit of self-referential reflection. On the 20-track compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl,…
Chris DeVille | November 22, 2016 - 10:06 am

Aloha – “Too Late To Die Young” (Beach Slang Cover)

Polyvinyl's 20th anniversary compilation Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl is due on Black Friday. The 20-track collection features, as you might guess, Polyvinyl artists or alums covering…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Beach Slang’s James Alex Talks Future Of Band After Firing Guitarist

Beach Slang removed guitarist Ruben Gallego from the band this week after a woman alleged that he sexually assaulted her four years ago. Now frontman…
Chris DeVille | October 14, 2016 - 1:17 pm

Beach Slang Guitarist Fired Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Beach Slang have removed guitarist Ruben Gallego from the band after the emergence of sexual assault allegations, as Pitchfork points out. "Although this occurred four…
James Rettig | October 11, 2016 - 2:26 pm
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