“Bad Art and Weird Ideas” by Beach Slang

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 (both covers are exclusive to this record).

About Quiet Slang, Alex says, “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.”

Beach Slang
WE WERE BABIES & WE WERE DIRTBAGS
Tracklisting:

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

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
10/22 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall #!
10/23 – West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern #!
10/24 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Hell #!
10/26 – Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest
10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
10/30 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn $#
10/31 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East $#
11/1 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar $#
11/2 – Newport, KY @ The Southgate House Revival $#
11/4 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club $^
11/7 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre $^
11/8 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $^
11/10 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux $^
11/11 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey $^
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre $^
11/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall $^
11/16 – 11/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Music and Impact Conference
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex $^
11/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge $@
11/20 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda $@
11/21 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall $@
11/22 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club $@
11/24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room $@
11/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo $+
11/28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat $+
11/29 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza $+
11/30 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair $+
12/01 – Bethlehem, PA @ ArtsQuest – Blast Furnace Room $+&
12/2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of The Living Arts $+
* 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