Philly foursome Beach Slang earned a lot of attention last year based on the strength of its two four-song EPs, Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street and Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? The fact that the group caught on so quickly with fans and critics should warm the hearts of those who love honest, urgent and melodic Rock & Roll devoid of gimmicks. It’s good to know there is still a place for a band like Beach Slang, which seemed to simply catch on because music lovers loved its music. The group’s growing legion of fans surely rejoiced when it was announced earlier this year that the esteemed Polyvinyl Records had signed Beach Slang, because that means new music is finally on the way. The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is set for release Oct. 30, and if first single “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” is any indication, all of those people who fell in love with the group over the past year will not be disappointed.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: The Replacements, Gaslight Anthem, The Afghan Whigs. (MB)