Quiet Slang reveal another brilliant Beach Slang reworking with ‘Noisy Heaven’ / Debut album out May 18th on BSM

Quiet Slang reveal another brilliant Beach Slang reworking with ‘Noisy Heaven’ / Debut album out May 18th on BSM

Consequence of Sound Debuts QUIET SLANG New Single “Noisy Heaven” Alongside “Origins” Feature

First Ever US National Tour Kicks Off In NYC Next Month, Following Shows At SXSW

Everything Matters But No One Is Listening

Debut Album Due Out May 18 on Big Scary Monsters

 

“ …reworked the band’s beery punk-rock anthems into lovely orchestral pop music.” – Stereogum
“Working under the moniker of Quiet Slang, Alex brought themagic of Beach Slang’s Tiny Desk concert for NPR to Austin, through stripped-back performances and an ease foreign to fans of Beach Slang. It’s a radical thing to do, but artists work in mysterious, unexpected ways.” – NYLON

Today, James Alex of Philadelphia’s fiery punk project Beach Slang has debuted the new Quiet Slang single “Noisy Heaven” alongside a Consequence of Sound “Origins” feature.

“Noisy Heaven” is available to stream below

Quiet Slang is a direct confrontation to the trembling walls of distortion that serve as Beach Slang’s raison d’etre. As the name implies, Alex is embracing minimalism, smothering the fuzz in favour of a cello, a piano, and his voice on the album. Quiet Slang made its debut live appearance at SXSW and has announced an extensive national spring tour. Offering fans many new chances to experience their captivating live show, the band will make stops in NYC, DC, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Philly and more. Quiet Slang’s debut full length album, ‘Everything Matters But No One Is Listening’, will be released May 18 on Big Scary Monsters.
Alex linked up with longtime co-producer Dave Downham for ‘Everything Matters But No One Is Listening’, who worked with him in bringing on cellist Dan Delaney and pianist Keith Giosa. Rounding out the crew were Stacey Downham, Matt Weber, Charlie Lowe and New Jersey quartet The Warhawks, who lent their voices to evoke what Alex describes as a “back alley choir.”

 

Pre-order link – HERE

James Alex – “If Beach Slang is me fawning over The Replacements,
QUIET SLANG is me head-over-heels for Stephin Merritt

 

Lead album single “Dirty Cigarettes” debuted via Stereogum with an emotionally off-kilter video featuring Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds) & Heather McIntosh (Elephant 6, of Montreal) today. Alex shares, “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. “Dirty Cigarettes” was filmed in an empty church reception hall the day after a wedding—a strange mix of love and loneliness. Something about that felt right. And for an afternoon, I felt

Though a new Beach Slang record is next up on Alex’s docket, he’s open to the possibility of more QUIET SLANG. The project’s sophomore release, he notes, would contain original songs. Regardless of its future, however, he hopes the project can convey one simple thing: “Tenderness. I suppose that sounds overly simplified. But, still, it makes it no less sincere. Look, I’m trying to soften the world a little bit—there’s worse ways to be remembered.”

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Quiet Slang reveal another brilliant Beach Slang reworking with ‘Noisy Heaven’ / Debut album out May 18th on BSM