A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feeling (Limited 180 Gram Blue Vinyl)
Polyvinyl Records 319
Released on September 23, 2016
Vinyl includes MP3 download card
Limited 180gm blue colored vinyl LP pressing, includes digital download. Less than a year after their debut full-length landed on year-end lists across the board, Beach Slang returns with their sophomore album A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings. Written and recorded in the midst of a relentless touring schedule that found the band selling out sweat drenched shows across the U.S. and Europe, A Loud Bash is exactly what it's title implies - a raucous collection of shout-along punk rock anthems anchored by frontman James Alex's trademark heart-on-sleeve lyricism. Alex is that rare songwriter who can create songs that blend his own Young Man Blues with the grown man's earned perspective. Check the arresting "Punks In A Disco Bar" and "Spin The Dial" for his skill at merging full-throttle hooks with memorable, whip-smart lyrics, or "Art Damage" and "Wasted Daze Of Youth" for a lesson in how rock and roll can be sinister and dissonant, and still end up beautiful. For all the volume and the fuzz and the fury, Beach Slang is a band for sloppy romantics who got there the hard way. And that's how the band wants it: "Whether this Beach Slang thing flies or falls," says Alex, "we want to know that we put everything into it. We're a rock and roll band; we make records and we tour. We want to sweat it and bleed it. We want to do it like the bands we love and respect did it."