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Beach Slang Debut New Song ‘Punks in a Disco Bar’

A night after covering all of the Replacements’ Pleased to Meet Me live in Brooklyn, Philadelphia anthem-rockers Beach Slang are back with their first new original song since last year’s first full-length The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us. “Punks in a Disco Bar” was debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today on Apple Music, and now, the first single from the upcoming A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings — there it is — is available for streaming here.

The song will certainly be instantly recognizable to fans of the band’s previous work, with the same never-caring, heart-punching, loud-things-loving lyrics and thick Minneapolis-style riffing of Beach Slang’s debut LP — if a touch wearier than last time out. “A lot of the songs [on Loud Bash] are the stories of the kids who got turned on to Beach Slang by the first album,” frontman James Alex tells Pitchfork. “They’re autobiographical, too, but kind of at a remove—I’m not that young kid anymore, but I used to be.”

If you used to be, too — or still are — you’ll probably want to listen below. Teenage Feelings is out September 23 on Polyvinyl.