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Beach Slang announce nationwide tour, concluding May 21st at Union Transfer

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Beach Slang at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company | photo by James Breslin for WXPN

Beach Slang had a 2015 to remember. The Philly four-piece released their stellar second album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, mastered their brand of guitar-laden punk rock, and found themselves receiving heaps of national praise.

It seems the group has every intention of maintaining this momentum, having just announced a new nationwide tour, which will conclude at Union Transfer on May 21st. Continue reading →

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The Menzingers deliver with delicious beer and an earnest set at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

The Menzingers at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company | photo by James Breslin
The Menzingers at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company | photo by James Breslin

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company’s taproom was filled with singing punks baring inebriated smiles this past Saturday night.

Local staples The Menzingers teamed up with their friends at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, PA to brew an Imperial Kolsch style beer. They dubbed the hoppy brew “Menzinger,” and tapped a limited release at five o’clock on Saturday to prepare the large crowd for a night of acoustic punk. Along with the the easy-drinking 8% ABV Menzinger, the crowd was treated to performances from New York’s Broadcaster, Philly’s critically acclaimed Beach Slang, and of course, The Menzingers. Continue reading →

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10 concerts you don’t want to miss in December

The Arcs | Photo credit: Richard Swift
The Arcs | Photo by Richard Swift | via facebook.com/TheArcsMusic

December may the busiest month of the year so we apologize ahead of time for adding to the already packed schedule. We suggest you maybe skip that 12th family party or perhaps wait for that blockbuster movie to come on demand and instead make time for these ten shows that you are just not going to want to miss. Tickets and information on all of these shows can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Beach Slang release film-inspired music video for “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”

Beach Slang | Photo by Jessica Flynn
Beach Slang | Photo by Jessica Flynn

Philly punk rockers Beach Slang just released their music video for “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas,” created by Konstantinos Psimaris and Tom Ammon. The video features quick clips of beaches and ocean water, kids climbing trees and driving around, and slowed down and sped up clips of the band. Layered on top of it all, Psimaris and Ammon add colored filters, scratchy film-reel-like shapes, and illegible scribbled words scrolling by. The punk song, off of last month’s The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, is filled with airy guitars, crunchy riffs, howling vocals and a catchy hook. Catch Beach Slang on December 19th at the First Unitarian Church and watch the video for “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” below: Continue reading →

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Listen to the new Beach Slang album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us

Beach Slang | Photo by Jessica Flynn
Beach Slang | Photo by Jessica Flynn

Philly rockers Beach Slang release their debut album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us this Friday, October 30th. Fronted by James Alex, the band has released a handful of well received covers and EPs. The album is streaming ahead of its release at NPR Music’s first listen, where commentatror Mike Katzif writes that The Things We Do is “packed with songs that erupt with thrashy guitar, hard-charging drums and a cascading squall of distortion.” Continue reading →

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Cassette Store Day is apparently a thing, and Beach Slang covered Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” for it

Beach Slang | Photo via facebook.com/beachslang
Beach Slang | Photo via facebook.com/beachslang

You have probably heard of Record Store Day, the event in which numerous artists release new material every April as a way to celebrate independent record stores. What you might not have known is that there is also a similar celebration for tape heads called, you guessed it, Cassette Store Day.

This year Cassette Store Day takes place on October 17 and in honor of the celebration Philly’s Beach Slang will release a cassette of cover songs called Here I Made This For You. Earlier this week the band released their version of Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything” — which you can check out below. Continue reading →

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Listen to Beach Slang’s new “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”

Beach Slang | via beachslang.bandcamp.com
Beach Slang | via beachslang.bandcamp.com

Throughout their brief existence, Beach Slang has sat in the realm of pop-punk teen angst but with a rare hint of a vintage 50s undertone, a unique angle to their sound. Partly because the song titles and EP covers have an obscure elegance to them, Beach Slang has carved their way onto the bright side of the Philly alternative scene.

“Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” is the group’s latest single, and the first song we’ve heard from their debut full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us.  Continue reading →

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Philadelphia Takes over Florida’s The FEST…again

themenzingersIt seems that everyone is catching onto the fact that Philadelphia’s music scene is not something to overlook. Even though it takes place in Gainesville, Florida, The FEST seems to be overrun with artists from our city. Last year, we talked to a bunch of local artists about why that is, then took a trip down to Gainesville to experience it for ourselves. This year’s lineup was recently announced, and Philly once again represented heavily in the lineup of over 330, we rounded up a list of must-see locals making the trip to FEST. Continue reading →

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Listen to Beach Slang’s punked-up cover of “Love My Way”

Beach Slang |  via Facebook.com/beachslang
Beach Slang | via Facebook.com/beachslang

During their recent US tour with Cursive, Philly fuzz rockers Beach Slang made a pit stop at Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn to record their punk rock take on the 80s classic “Love My Way.” Originally by British rockers The Psychedelic Furs, singer-guitarist of Beach Slang James Snyder mastered the raspy, British-accented vocals that are a staple of frontman Richard Butler, but replacing the catchy xylophone sounds from the original track with a funky bass and guitar combo. Continue reading →