Beach Slang / Quiet Slang – We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags – Review by Killian Laher
After two very enjoyable albums of what used to be known in the States as ‘college rock’, Beach Slang have gone down a more low-key route. Retitling as ‘Quiet Slang’, Alex James and co replace their heavy guitars with piano and cello with somewhat underwhelming results. The intensity is a little drained out of Future Mix Tape for the Art Kids and Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas, leaving them sounding, almost a little on the ‘cringe’ side of Bruce Springsteen. The two covers, The Replacements’ Androgynous and Big Star’s Thirteen come across as glorified karaoke exercises. Rumour is they’re planning a whole album of this. Will you tell them or will I?
Track List –
1. Future Mix Tape for the Art Kids
2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas: