The interview with Beach Slang’s James Alex was not the most ideal circumstance. The band was driving through an area with poor reception en route to Boston, and I had found myself conducting the interview in the closet of a yoga studio in Vancouver. Despite sweaty laundry and geography between us, the interview had a closeness to it, unsurprising given Alex’s reputation for befriending strangers.
Beach Slang is currently James Alex, Ed McNulty, and Ruben Gallego. Following the release of A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, Northern Transmissions connected with Alex to discuss Beach Slang’s upcoming projects, and how they got to where they are now.
After the interview, James was kind enough to share his favourite albums with us.