AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE 'RUBY TUESDAY' COLOURED VINYL
We've been waiting for a while and finally it's here. Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans but they've always been missing one important element: An album.
Luckily the band's full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is the culmination of their collective career and picks up where their two critically acclaimed 7-inches, 2014's Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Streetand Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? left off.
The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of Beach Slang's music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. It references the ghosts of theReplacements but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It's fun and it's serious. It's sad but it isn't. It's Beach Slang.
While The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us further expands on Beach Slang's unique sound, it also showcases their sonic diversity. From the shoegazing sheen of "Noisy Heaven" to the downbeat dreaminess of "Porno Love" and refracted rage of "Young & Alive," the album is a fuzzed-out masterpiece that takes influence from the past while staying rooted in the present. "Certainly we are going to sound like Beach Slang because, you know, we are but we didn't want to make this record a xerox of anything we've done. That stuff has no guts, you know?," Alex explains. "Even if you go from the first EP to the second EP there's a nice, little arc and range of things happening. I think that's even more true of this record."
1. Throwaways (2:15)
2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas (3:19)
3. Noisy Heaven (2:29)
4. Ride The Wild Haze (2:38)
5. Too Late To Die Young (2:33)
6. I Break Guitars (2:33)
7. Young & Alive (2:29)
8. Porno Love (2:43)
9. Hard Luck Kid (2:57)
10. Dirty Lights (2:57)