Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Like Us (Big Scary Monsters) 2015
Old-fashion, full of emo clichés and hype, fresh, incendiary, catchy, brutally honest and punk as fuck. Well, Beach Slang debut album is good, sounds big and brings tons of nostalgia every single time we have a spin or two. Dense and extremely textured, The Things We Do To Find People Like Us is an unashamed throwback into 90’s emo with a raw punk switch, as if Replacements suddenly decided to play Jawbox and Cursive covers. Strong and full of sing-along anthems, frontman and writer James Alex’s raw vocals are the central piece of this Philadelphia based cathartic energizing debut, where songs like “Porno Love”, “Young & Alive” and “Throwaways” bring fun, serious issues into their youthful and honest sound. The Things We Do To Find People Like Us is a full statement of one of the fastest rising bands in the punk scene.