by Beach Slang
- Record Label: Polyvinyl
- Release Date: Oct 30, 2015
- Summary: The debut full-length release for the Pennsylvania punk band led by James Alex includes JP Flexner of Nona and Ex-Friends, Ed McNulty of Nona and Crybaby, and Ruben Gallego.
- Record Label: Polyvinyl
- Genre(s): Punk, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
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|California's full of porno love lunatics and liars and kids like us we took a lot of time but not enough drugs it's heaven. California's full of...
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Alternative PressOct 26, 2015The hope was that Beach Slang would be the next great melodic punk band; with this album, that's no longer in question. [Nov 2015, p.96]
Oct 26, 2015Beach Slang play with the kind of heartfelt abandon that you could imagine translating to wider audiences in a similar vein to The Gaslight Anthem or, going back even further, The Goo Goo Dolls. For now, the no-hopers have a voice, but you get the feeling that it won't be theirs alone for much longer.
Nov 9, 2015The Things We Do sounds like the product of an alternate reality in which Bruce Springsteen was a teenager in the 2000’s who spent all his time crafting the perfect instant messenger away notifications instead of ruminating on small town America. But Alex and his bandmates pull it off with sheer conviction and force of will.
MagnetNov 17, 2015His [James Alex's] lyrics aren't particularly strong. [No. 126, p.53]
Dec 16, 2015Thsi music is loud. I laiike loud [in my punk museic. But ts' about more than loud. is about youth and discontentinetn. Dope drumps. killedThsi music is loud. I laiike loud [in my punk museic. But ts' about more than loud. is about youth and discontentinetn. Dope drumps. killed it. my pet dog.… Expand
Dec 31, 2015A decent punk album that doesn't shy away from it's pop appeal. The lyricism is spot on and the vocalist has a nice raspy voice that fitsA decent punk album that doesn't shy away from it's pop appeal. The lyricism is spot on and the vocalist has a nice raspy voice that fits perfect over this type of production.
The album does have one flaw of sounding a bit too samey, but with a short run time this album does not overstay it's visit.
Lush and loud, Beach Slang's album "The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us" is a fun ride.
Fav Tracks: Throwaways, Noisy Heaven, Dirty Lights
Least Fav Tracks: Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas… Expand
Nov 3, 2015Fine, but they sound too much like the Replacements. Its too overriding for me, and that's all I can hear. Not sure why they're gettingFine, but they sound too much like the Replacements. Its too overriding for me, and that's all I can hear. Not sure why they're getting such a pass on that. Back in the day the Goo Goo Dolls got ripped a new one for ripping off the Mats.… Expand
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