Philadelphia band Beach Slang are proud to announce that they have joined Champaign, Illinois based indie label Polyvinyl Records. Home to indie mainstays like of Montreal, Japandroids, Deerhoof and many more. Beach Slang’s music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis, references the ghosts of the Replacements but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It’s fun and it’s serious. It’s sad but it isn’t. It’s Beach Slang. The label’s founder, Matt Lunsford expressed his excitement with the signing, “I was blown away by both of the Beach Slang 7″s. When we got to know the band, we were delighted that Polyvinyl and Beach Slang are such natural complements–sharing a hard working, DIY aesthetic and true love for what we do. We could not be more excited to be working together!”
The band is currently on a monthlong tour with Cursive that will take them cross country including a show at LA’s Echoplex on February 20th and two shows at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom March 10th and 11th, followed by a European trip. See all tour dates below!
Beach Slang are a band who have garnered a lot of attention considering that they’ve only released two 7-inches, 2014’s Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and its companion
Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? Refreshingly this Philadelphia-based act have built their hype the old-fashioned way, without any gimmicks or marketing teams, which makes sense when you consider that frontman and writer James Alex cut his teeth in the Pennsylvania pop-punk act Weston while drummer JP Flexner and bassist Ed McNulty also play in buzzed about projects such as Ex-Friends and Crybaby. However there’s something indefinable about Beach Slang’s music that evokes the spirit of punk and juxtaposes it into something that’s as brutally honest as it is infectiously catchy.
Beach Slang’s most recent release is a song titled “Too Late To Die Young” featured on the new Lame-O Records’s Strength in Weakness compilation benefitting United Cerebral Palsy. Listen to the track and buy the compilation HERE!
Enjoy it and look out for the band’s debut full-length later this year because they’re still just getting started.
Beach Slang on Tour:
2/10 — Denver, CO — Bluebird Theatre
2/21 — Salt Lake City, UT — Urban Lounge
2/13 — Boise, ID — Neurolux
2/14 — Seattle, WA — Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room
2/15 — Portland, OR — Doug Fir Lounge
2/18 — San Luis Obispo, CA — SLO Brew
2/19 — Fresno, CA — Strummer’s
2/20 — Los Angeles, CA — Echoplex at the Echo
2/23 — Phoenix, AZ — The Crescent Ballroom
2/24 — Albuquerque, NM — Sister the Bar
2/25 — El Paso, TX — Tricky Falls
2/28 — Dallas, TX — Trees
3/1 — Houston, TX — Fitzgerald’s
3/3 — Orlando, FL — The Social
3/4 — Atlanta, GA — The Earl
3/5 — Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle
3/6 — Washington, DC — Black Cat
3/7 — Philadelphia, PA — Union Transfer
3/8 — Asbury Park, NJ — Asbury Lanes
3/10 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
3/11 — New York, NY — Bowery Ballroom
3/12 — Brooklyn, NY — St. Vitus
3/13 — Amityville, NY — Revolution Bar & Music Hall
3/14 — Cambridge, MA — The Sinclair
3/16 — Cleveland, OH — Grog Shop
5/1-2 — Meerhout, Belgium — Groezrock 2015
5/2 — Munster, Germany — Gleis 22
5/3 — Wiesbaden, Germany — Schlachthof
5/9 — Keighley, UK — The Exchange
5/10 — Manchester, UK — Tiger Lounge
5/11 — Kingston Upon Thames, UK — Banquet Records (early)
5/11 — Brighton, UK — Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar (late)
5/12 — London, UK — The Stillery (FREE Vice show)
5/15-17 — Montreal, QC — Pouzza Fest 2015
5/15-17 — Asbury Park, NJ — Beach and Surf Festival
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