Beach Slang’s James Alex debuts with his new album ‘Everything Matters But No One Is Listening’ through his project ‘Quiet Slang’, on May 18th.
“Rock and roll is sort of my consolation prize for wanting to have been a writer,” says James Alex.
Beach Slang is a spicy punk band, which brings it with loud sounds which we’d expect and subsequently love to listen to.
Quiet Slang is the addendum to that quintessential Beach Slang style, with a softer touch. However, the lyrics are as burdened with thought and appetite in sonic discoveries.
It’s all goooood~
Minimalism is a way to look at it. But the underlying complexity still bleeds over to Quiet Slang. After all, the substance is Alex’ insufferable talents, and hence, it’s a welcomed progression. The ‘complexity’ blends the two projects along together – framing the base for two different types of interpretations, Alex would leverage.
“You can be born into damage, into being forgotten. That stuff sticks with you, you know? You sort of just swirl around, looking for something that makes you feel like you might matter. Sometimes you get lucky and that feeling shows up. Other times, it’s tougher.” Alex stated.
It’s a goal that’s met, for sure.
He’s rep’d by Polyvinyl.
Tour Dates (^ w/ Dashboard Confessional):
3/14: Official SXSW Showcase @ St. David’s Historic Sanctuary, 11pm
*Quiet Slang Debut Show*
3/15: Pandora at SXSW @ The Gatsby, 11:20pm
3/20: Houston, TX @ House of Blues ^
3/21: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues ^
3/23: Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre ^
3/24: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live ^
3/25: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues ^
3/26: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz ^
3/27: Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte ^
3/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel ^
3/30: Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^
3/31: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring ^
4/02: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony ^
4/03: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
4/04: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s ^
4/05: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall ^
4/06: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live ^
4/07: Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom ^
4/08: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theater ^
4/09: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall ^
4/11: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex ^
4/13: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^
4/14: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
4/16: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades ^
4/17: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^
4/18: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues ^
4/20: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues ^
4/21: Hollywood, CA @ Hollywood Palladium ^