Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Three day work weeks can feel like forever, so let's lift our spirits with Beach Slang.

Photo by Craig Scheihing
Philadelphia's Beach Slang have been getting all sorts of critical attention for their kinda sloppy but super energetic and raw take on bar band pop. With a DNA closely matching the threads of early Replacements material it's easy to see why even the stodgy, older music writers are falling just as hard for the se guys as the younger crop of scribes closer in age to Beach Slang.

Simply, Beach Slang makes music that makes you feel young. Is it because their approach is timeless? Youthful abandon tempered by a healthy dose of talent so that even the messiest of compositions still thrums with life and a weird, blurry focus? Perhaps. Or perhaps Beach Slang doesn't make you feel young so much as they make you feel alive. I think that's more accurate.

I suspect the band's full-length debut The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us will probably make it onto my top 20 albums of the year list. But even if it doesn't, it is one of the best things I've heard in 2015. Listen to my favorite track off the album below and click through to hear more or buy the LP.

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