Beach Slang release a new video

Beach Slang release a new video for their single "Punks in a disco bar"

After the announcement of their forthcoming release A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, out September 23rd on Polyvinyl Records. Beach Slang share their video for “Punks in a disco bar”.   “It’s a glimpse into what it’s like to be young, misunderstood and out of place, yet finding belonging in each other. It’s the perfect complement to “Punks In A Disco Bar” and an ode to the motifs and life-affirming mission of Beach Slang.

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 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