Slaughter Beach, Dog’s “Fish Fry” is a wistful ballad to guide us into autumn

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Slaughter Beach, Dog | photo by Jess Flynn | courtesy of the artist
Slaughter Beach, Dog | photo by Jess Flynn | courtesy of the artist

As Modern Baseball gears up to play its last shows for the forseeable future at Union Transfer — as of this writing, only tickets for the Sunday gig remain — singer-guitarist Jake Ewald is readying the release of Birdie, the latest and best release from his solo project Slaughter Beach, Dog. Following up on “Gold and Green,” a single released earlier in the summer and performed live during the band’s terrific Key Studio Session, today we get a melancholic pop tune called “Fish Fry.”

As lyrics reflect on the geographic and generational divide — Delaware and West Philly, old home and new home, childhood and adulthood — the band plays it breezy and downbeat, staring simple and acoustically and building into a slide guitar dreamscape.

Listen to the song below, and see Slaughter Beach, Dog live during the Philly Music Fest at World Cafe Live. Tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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