"I know you'll wake dying to survive. Don't be afraid to want to be alive."
-Beach Slang •
My #scentoftheday is I•Egocentric by @io.ko1954. This fragrance is invigorating, lively and energetic. And that's how it makes me feel. Leather and fruits with some florals. •
Hope you all have an awesome Friday. Do something that makes you feel ALIVE today!
If you are interested in purchasing, check out @dorperfumes.
Beach Slang - The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us ~ Big Scary Monsters - 2015 ~ 1st press on black /350
I remember hearing about Beach Slang not long before this LP came out and found myself instantly hooked by the melodies and songwriting on display. I didn´t do much research about the history of the band, and so I was not immediately aware that James Alex from Weston was the main guy pulling the strings here. I suppose that is a rather organic way to get into a band these days...most nerds like me immediately want to know the ex-members, hometown, label, etc... so many things influencing our ideas about a band, perhaps before we have even given the actual music an unbiased spin.
I always really liked Weston, and I think it´s fair to say that was less to do with the music and more about the atmosphere. Weston was fun and it made me feel good to listen to them- but they were far from highly-skilled musicians, let´s be honest. Beach Slang is certainly not a lesson in rock and roll virtuosity, but it is a lot more developed. On the other hand, the vibe is very much like an adult version of the pimply kid that was Weston. I wouldn´t say that they deliver anything particularly groundbreaking, but at the same time that´s OK with me. They do what they do, and they do it extremely well.
I´ve heard a few people call Beach Slang a bit of a Replacements ripoff, but I would consider that a lazy comparison (too easy), and counter it by saying it's more along the lines of two other bands that clearly followed in the Mats' footsteps- the musical arrangements early Goo Goo Dolls combined with the lyrical plays on words of a younger Soul Asylum. Of course there´s a lot more to Beach Slang than that, but I believe that forms most of the foundation- at least on this release. What do you think?
Since there's less than a month left I figured it was time to do my top 10 releases for the year. These aren't necessarily what I thought were the best but these were the records that had the biggest impact on me and have become some of my favorites. These are in no particular order and I probably couldn't rank them without arguing with myself for hours.
SLANG COVER | FILTHY LUCK 👊🏻❤️
Most times, I wander around not sure if anyone remembers or cares. Or if any of it even matters. But then something shows up and knocks those thoughts into dust. This is one of those. Thanks for laying your guts into it, @tomstevens95. Stuff like this fixes everything. Always.
THANK YOU, PETER JESPERSON 👊🏻❤️
“You still see bands emulating them. [...] But Beach Slang, they’re very Replacements-esque.”
Peter, from you, this means more than everything.
Beach Slang - The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us // Loud, fast punk for your vintage youth.
Available in our Philippine online store at ph.unitedcassettes.com and in our Makati stockist at @spindlecommunitystore
// Sunsetting \\ The sun is going down on the EPIC SALE for our giant streamer chucking, Musky murkin’, Permit slappin’ 8wt Flow Cannon! @realsamwoods and @onthefly_tillidie snatched up theirs and laced it up on the beaches of S. Cal!
Marco de Pauw op het Nature Talks Photo Festival, 10 & 11 november in Ede.
Grenzen opzoeken, dat doet Marco de Pauw. Hij zoekt de grens op van wat kan, wat mag en stapt er dan nog net effe overheen. Dat leverde hem warme relaties op met de boswachters en de directeur van Staatsbosbeheer in de Biesbosch ;-), waar hij vandaan komt, maar ook verrassend veelzeggende foto’s… Als je zijn foto’s ziet herken je ze vaak meteen en dat is knap! Door met een groothoeklens te werken zet hij zijn onderwerpen midden in hun eigen leefomgeving, laat hij meer zien dan alleen het beest! Kijk mee over de schouders van @wildlifeimages.nl en zoek met hem de grens op tijdens zijn lezing!