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:
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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.”
“Future Mixtape For The Art Kids”
“Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”
“Androgynous” [The Replacements]
“Thirteen” [Big Star]