Beach Slang is a relatively new punk band, though its fronted by long-time, respected vocalist, James Alex. Based out of Philadelphia, Beach Slang formed in 2015. Since then, Alex and company have been providing listeners with thunderous, indie rock vibes attached with poetic lyrical themes of youth and vulnerability.
This episode, Alex joins Mark Radlund to promote Beach Slang’s recent LP, The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, which was released on January 10, 2020. The album has been well-received thus far from critics and fans alike. Three tracks from the album are featured on this episode including “Bam Rang Rang,” “Tommy in the 80s,” and “Stiff.”
We had a lighthearted, yet insightful conversation about touring with the Goo Goo Dolls, brainwashing his kids with Beatles’ songs, and performing on the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series. Alex also discusses the major influence The Replacements and Bob Mould have had on his career.
The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson actually plays bass on The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City, which Alex described as, “The posters on my wall coming to life.”
- “Bam Rang Rang”
- “Tommy in the 80s”
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