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Beach Slang

Beach Slang Return Home at Union Transfer May 20

Punk outfit Beach Slang has hit the shores of Philly's DIY community with a vigorous punch. The group's gritty anthems, with their tenacious tones, contain a rollicking, vibrant energy, even in the darkest of places. They refer to themselves as "weird and wild," and these distinctions are certainly recognized within their music and performances. The band has started working on its second full-length album, the follow-up to The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us. To close out the end of an extensive spring tour, Beach Slang will return home to Union Transfer tonight, where they'll be joined by Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama, and Positive No. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., 7:30pm, $15, All Ages - Gina Rullo 

New Track: "About A Girl" (Nirvana Cover) - Beach Slang

Here is a new cover of "About A Girl" by Philly's own Beach Slang. It was recorded for Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach, a tribute album to Nirvana's Bleach, which was released this past weekend by Robotic Empire for Record Store Day and also includes contributions from Circa Survive, Young Widows, Daughters and many others. Beach Slang will be kicking off a national tour this week that will wrap up with a homecoming show on Saturday, May 21 at Union Transfer, before the gang heads off to Primavera Sound. (Photo by Nicole Mago)


New Videos: Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session - Beach Slang's James Alex

James Alex's emotive songwriting takes center stage in his acoustic performance for Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session. The Beach Slang frontman proves that whether in the spotlight with his full band or on a leather couch alone his songs resonate to the core of one's desire for a bit of escapism. You'll find some release with these bare-bones versions of "Too Late to Die Young," "Dirty Cigarettes," and "Ride The Wild Haze."


Beach Slang Homecoming at FUC Dec. 19

Within a year of releasing their first EP together, Philly locals Beach Slang have already captured national attention from music-lovers, and generated enough hype from bloggers and critics to have a seemingly bright future ahead of them. Join them for their homecoming show at the First Unitarian Church tonight before they jet off to the UK to start their 2016 European tour. The show is sure to be charged with the energy and vivacity that playing to a familiar homefield audience brings, and Beach Slang’s distinctively anthemic wistful punk rock will surely instill the same cathartic relief in you. The band combines the reflective melancholy of The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart with the deadend-deadbeat party drive of young hipster nihilism, and shapes it into something that is as approachable as it is isolating - something that instills community through a mutual sense of estrangement. Sharing the stage with Beach Slang and effectively providing his formal endorsement will be Tim Kasher of legendary emo/post-hardcore band Cursive as well as Field Mouse. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, 8pm, $15, All Ages - Bryce Woodcock


Daytrotter Session - Beach Slang

Daytrotter just posted their session with Philly indie rockers Beach Slang yesterday. The recorded in-studio performance at Room 17 in Brooklyn was made up mostly of songs from their Polyvinyl LP The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us ("Bad Art & Weirdos Ideas," "Ride the Wild Haze," and "Too Late To Die You") and "Dirty Cigarettes" from the EP Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street. You can take a listen to a couple of the tracks from the session for free, and the whole performance is available for streaming and download HERE (w/membership). (Illustration by Johnnie Cluney)


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