Beach Slang Announce Quiet Slang EP We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags

Just when you thought you had your fill, Beach Slang announces the its Quiet Slang EP We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags out on October 20, 2017 on Polyvinyl Records. Simply put, this is cello, piano and vocals played softly.

Beach Slang may have started off their last album, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, with the lyrics, “play it loud, play it fast, play me something that will always last,” and certainly lived by that ethos with their raucous live shows. But this fall, James Alex will debut his newest project, aptly titled Quiet Slang, with the We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags EP, where he plays solo with a contributing pianist and cellist. The EP will include two Beach Slang songs as well as covers of The Replacements and Big Star.

Listen to “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” here:

 

Watch the video:

 

Alex of Beach Slang says this about Quiet Slang, I suppose we’re all chasing something that resembles salvation, something that calms our bones. Maybe this is some small slice of that. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s chaos in soft clothes. Maybe it’s frightened. Maybe it’s fearless. Maybe it’s both. Or maybe it’s nothing. I don’t know, but I think about this: one day I’m going to be dust. And when my soul splits, maybe this will be the thing that sneaks me through the gates. If not, well, those are the breaks.”

WE WERE BABIES & WE WERE DIRTBAGS Tracklisting:
  1. “Future Mixtape For The Art Kids”
  2. “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”
  3. “Androgynous” [The Replacements]
  4. “Thirteen” [Big Star]
In the meantime, don’t miss (Loud) Beach Slang on tour!
9/2 – 9/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
9/5 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St. *
9/6 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight *
9/8 – Memphis, TN @ Growlers *
9/9 – Kansas City, MO @ Buzz Beach Ball Festival
9/11 – Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café *
9/12 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme *
9/13 – Detroit, MI @ Shelter *
9/14 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
9/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *
9/17 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
10/26 – Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest
10/28 –  Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/10 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux $^
11/16 – 11/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Music and Impact Conference
11/20 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda $@
12/01 – Bethlehem, PA @ ArtsQuest – Blast Furnace Room $+&
* Repeat Repeat support
# Pet Symmetry support
^ Hannah Racecar support
@ See Through Dresses support
+ Homeless Gospel Choir support
! Positive No support
$ Dave Hause & The Mermaid support
& Digger support