Thursday, September 29, 2016

Beach Slang - A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings

A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings is a descriptive title.  The new album from Beach Slang is a rush of melodic but noisy rock, infused with a teenager's sensibility of living for the moment and washing away uncertainties and anxieties with, well, what teenagers do.  At times the style is pleasantly reminiscent of The Replacements, at other times it slides into shoegaze.  There is rage, a bit of reflection, and a good dose of romanticism.  It is that last element, and some very adept lyrical touches, that give the album its warmth and connection.  Cathartic? Surely.  But for catharsis to work for more than a momentary rush, the audience has to feel it, not just hear it.  That is a tough challenge for a band, but we think Beach Slang pulls it off here.

A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings is out now via Polyvinyl Records.  The band begins a five week tour in early October.  The dates and locations are at the bottom of this post.

Bandcamp for A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings

10/6 -- Boston, MA -- Royale
10/8 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Project Pabst Citywide Festival @ Electric Factory
10/11 -- Washington, DC -- Black Cat 
10/12 -- Virginia Beach, VA -- Shaka's
10/13 -- West Columbia, SC -- New Brookland Tavern
10/14 -- Orlando, FL -- Blackbooth**
10/15 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Jack Rabbits
10/16 -- Atlanta, GA -- The Masquerade (Hell)
10/18 -- Nashville, TN -- The Basement East
10/19 -- Louisville, KY -- Zanzabar
10/20 -- Newport, KY -- The Southgate House Revival
10/21 -- Cleveland, OH -- Grog Shop
10/22 -- Pittsburgh, PA -- Cattivo
10/24 -- Columbus, OH -- Rumba Cafe
10/25 -- Bloomington, IN -- The Bishop
10/26 -- St. Louis, MO -- Old Rock House
10/28 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Triple Rock Social Club
10/29 -- Maquoketa, IA -- Codfish Hollow
10/30 -- Omaha, NE -- Reverb Lounge
10/31 -- Kansas City, MO -- The Tank Room
11/01 -- Fayetteville, AR -- George's Majestic Lounge
11/02 -- Oklahoma City, OK -- 89th Street Collective
11/4-6 -- Austin, TX -- Sound on Sound Festival

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