Beach Slang are a band who have garnered a lot of attention considering that they’ve only released two 7″s: 2014’s Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and its companion Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? Refreshingly this Philadelphia based act have built their hype the old fashioned way, without any gimmicks or marketing teams, which makes sense when you consider that frontman and writer James Alex cut his teeth in the Pennsylvania pop-punk act Weston while drummer JP Flexner and bassist Ed McNulty also play in buzzed about projects such as ExFriends and Crybaby.
Rock n’ roll sometimes seems like a lost cause, slowly going the way of bell-bottoms and New Coke. However, once in a blue moon, a band like Midnight Reruns will come along and restore our faith in the cleansing power of guitars, drums, melody and of course, a good story. Their to-the-point self-titled debut LP – released 11/12/13 on Good Land Records — is the manifestation of everything these guys hold dear when it comes to music.