Beach Slang have started work on their second album.
The band revealed the news with a posting on Facebook. “Today, we start recording our second full-length for Polyvinyl Record Company,” it reads. “And that feels wild and perfect. I don’t know. I’ve been writing relentlessly. I’ve been writing with hunger. I just never, ever want to let you down. I won’t. Cross my heart.”
The update follows what the band’s James Alex told us earlier this year.
“I’m writing the next record now,” he told Upset. “We have a US tour this April and I want to record it before we split for that. I want to do a record a year. It really is one of those, ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’ things,“ he explains.
People have loudly and proudly backed everything Beach Slang have done so far. While that’s affecting the writing, it’s not making things difficult. “I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t influenced by it but what a beautiful thing to be influenced by.” Instead of pressure or stress, James feels a sense of responsibility to the people who have taken Beach Slang’s music into their lives.
“I don’t want to become fifteen-day old bread. I don’t want to stale out. It’s not like I’m being asked to go mine coal,” he laughs. “This is what I love to do so I want to keep things fresh. I want to say to people who like this band, ‘thank you’. It means a lot that people connect with this stuff and I want them to know that I’m going to keep making it for them. It really is that sincere.”
With the year pretty much booked up and a tentative release date of “early fall” Beach Slang are excited for the future. “It feels so good and I’m thrilled.” James offers of the way Album Two is shaping up. “I can’t wait to make this thing.”