Beach Slang will be hitting the road in support of the Goo Goo Dolls this fall.
Last week New Noise Magazine premiered the first song from Beach Slang's upcoming EP 'MPLS', a cover of Bob Mould's "I Hate Alternative Rock". Today we bring you a brand new music video for the track directed by Ryan Hoffman and shot by Noah and Aaron Maxey. The video pays homage to the artists who influenced the band and was filmed in Oakland, CA between 1-2-3-4 Go! Records and Broken Guitars.
Beach Slang have also been announced as support for Jawbreaker's upcoming UK/EU tour. Tickets for these shows are available now.
After a national tour with Dashboard Confessional in 2018, Beach Slang’s James Alex teases new original music to come with the announcement of a covers EP titled 'MPLS' alongside the release of single “I Hate Alternative Rock” (Bob Mould cover) today via New Noise Magazine. Dubbed as a ‘thank you’ to Minneapolis, the EP was produced by Goo Goo Dolls bassist, Robby Takac and will be released March 15th on Quiet Panic through Bridge Nine Records. Pre-order the EP HERE.
"This is the spot where my favorite rock & roll found its snot, where the tossed-away found a place to get untossed. […] It felt like the right way to tell a whole city ‘thanks for showing me the way,” explains James Alex. “Westerberg taught me how to write with defiance and tenderness, how to be a dope and a poet. Husker Du showed me how to make it all loud as hell."
We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with Ryan Hoffman of Chain Of Strength to launch a brand new imprint label dubbed Quiet Panic. The imprint will also showcase previous Southern Lord production manager and Cobra Music A&R extraordinaire Michael Messina. Inspired by labels such as 4AD,Dischord, and Touch & Go, Quiet Panic are focused on delivering underground art from a diverse pool of talent who aren't afraid to express themselves without limitations. Messina states "You can expect the unexpected. We might release a popular indie band, a kid making beats in his bedroom, or a Norwegian Black Metal band. Nothing is off limits. We just want to establish an environment of creativity and not be pigeonholed into one particular genre". When it came to finding a home for Quiet Panic, Bridge Nine was a no brainer. Hoffman says "Quiet Panic partnering with Bridge Nine is a dream come true. Aligning ourselves with a label whose values and principals originate from DIY hardcore just as ours makes this an amazing collaboration. Bridge Nine offers Quiet Panic 23 years of experience built from the ground up launching essential artists such as American Nightmare, No Warning, Defeater, and Ceremony. This is monumental for us."
The first artist joining the imprint is Philadelphia based Beach Slang, who just wrapped up recording with Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls. Since 2014 Beach Slang's brand of punk tinged rock & roll has catapulted them into being one of the most recognizable and exciting names in underground music today. With a string of albums on beloved emo/indie institution Polyvinyl and even more EPs under their belt, Beach Slang are ready to unleash their next release via Quiet Panic/Bridge Nine.
Beach Slang share teaser for upcoming EP titled 'MPLS'
2. I Hate Alternative Rock
Stay tuned for more information on Quiet Panic and releases to come. Remember, expect the unexpected.