Beach Slang

Beach Slang Break Up Following ‘Emotional and Psychological Abuse’ Accusations By Former Manager

On Jan. 5, former Beach Slang manager Charlie Lowe accused the band's James Alex of emotional, psychological and narcissistic abuse in a series of tweets.
Danielle Chelosky / January 11, 2021

Beach Slang’s Quiet Slang Announce Debut Full-Length Album

Quiet Slang, the softer offshoot of Beach Slang frontman James Alex, has announced a debut full-length album titled Everything Matters But No One Is Listening. The video for first single "Dirty…
Anna Gaca / March 7, 2018

Beach Slang: “Please Stop Robbing Us”

Poor Beach Slang have had a rough go of it in the year and change since our cover story on the band. In addition to…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / November 13, 2017

Beach Slang – “Hot Tramps [Quiet Slang]”

Beach Slang have released a new song, "Hot Tramps [Quiet Slang]." It's a contribution to an Amazon Acoustics playlist. The "Quiet Slang" name is also the title…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 8, 2017

Beach Slang Announce EP of Reworked Tracks Under the Name Quiet Slang

Beach Slang leader James Alex has been doing some solo shows under the name Quiet Slang, and today he announced he’ll also release an EP…
Chris DeVille, Stereogum / August 24, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

Beach Slang Aren’t Rushing Things After a Rough 2016

Although the angst-ridden alt-rock of the early '90s was very much of a time—like the movie Singles—Beach Slang's music feels current despite borrowing from that lineage.
Brian Josephs / March 20, 2017

SXSW 2017: Mastodon, Kelela, and More from SPIN’s Closing Day at Mazda Studio at Empire

It was the perfect storm of party convergence. SXSW, spring break and St. Patrick’s Day all collided on the final Friday of Austin’s annual music…
Scott T. Sterling / March 18, 2017

Video: Beach Slang – “Spin the Dial”

Don't even speak of the terrible weather in New York today—just pretend to live inside the youthful, sequined California of Beach Slang's new roller skating video for "Spin…
Anna Gaca / March 10, 2017

New Music: Beach Slang – “Sometimes Always” (Jesus and Mary Chain Cover)

Beach Slang are prepping the second volume of their cover songs cassette series, Here, I Made This for You (Beach Slang Mixtape Vol. 2). We've already heard the…
Anna Gaca / February 1, 2017

New Music: Beach Slang – “Bored Teenagers” (The Adverts Cover)

Beach Slang are following up their 2015 cover songs cassette release with a sequel: Here, I Made This for You (Beach Slang Mixtape Vol. 2). Today, they've…
Anna Gaca / January 11, 2017

New Music: Beach Slang – “2000 Light Years Away” (Green Day Cover)

Yes, print music magazines still exist, and yes, they do come with physical CDs. U.K. rock publication Kerrang! is celebrating Green Day's 30th anniversary as a band by…
Brian Josephs / December 22, 2016

Beach Slang Announce New Touring Lineup

In an e-mail to SPIN, Beach Slang confirmed the addition of two new touring members for their upcoming European trek. They're drummer Cully Symington, who played with…
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Beach Slang Can’t Catch a Break, Get Their Gear Stolen in Austin

It has not been an easy year for Philadelphia punks Beach Slang: The band appeared to break up in April and drummer JP Flexner quit in July. Last month,…
Anna Gaca / November 5, 2016

Beach Slang Fire Guitarist Ruben Gallego Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

Update:  Gallego tells Pitchfork in a statement that the accusations are "inaccurate." He also lent his support to sexual assault survivors and shared benign parting words for his…
Brian Josephs / October 11, 2016
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