After the double-barrelled brilliance of their EPs, Beach Slang are set to release their excellent debut album ‘The Things We Do To find People Like Us’ next Friday (30th October).
Frankly, that wait seems unfair. Why not stream the whole thing below, via Kerrang.
Wielding an overwhelming optimism against a backdrop of dark streets and forgotten souls, Beach Slang’s ‘The Things We Do To Find People Like Us’ is a call to arms for all the would-be dreamers. The lyrics would also look killer in your MSN Messenger profile (RIP). If you dig it, you can preorder it here.
Worried about overplaying the album? Well the band have put together a covers compilation. Dive on in.
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“I’ve always been sort of clumsy,” admits vocalist James Alex. “Mostly meaning socially. That’s tricky business when you’ve got a big, gooey heart. But, yeah, when I can’t quite figure out how to say a thing to someone, I make tapes for them. I need them to really know I mean it, you know? That’s what this is: me letting you know how much I mean it. Every drunk sing along, every sweaty hug, every shirt you wear, record you grab, letter you write, thing you say…it’s a really wild heart-sweller. Thank you for all of it.
“For Volume I, I landed here. I mean, lots of songs mean something to me. These six mean a whole lot. I hope they will to you. If you already know them, play them loud and remember it all. If you don’t, I hope they feel like something you’ve been waiting for.
“Some people tell me I overly romanticize rock & roll. That I have too much of a dreamer head. I’ve never apologized for that. Nah, not even once.”