Friday, January 9, 2015

Beach Slang - Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street 7" - Orange Vinyl (/100)


Tiny Engines (2014)

Sometimes people really get bent out of shape about preorders.  Sure, I ordered this record back in September and just got it a few days ago, but vinyl delays at pressing plants shouldn't be anything new to people.  I've seen a lot of folks freaking out on message boards about this delay, but Tiny Engines did a pretty good job of keeping everyone in the loop.  The one thing that they probably could have done but didn't would have been to send out an email to everyone that bought the record updating them on the delay.  That would be helpful for those not as active on message boards and the label's website and what not.  Still, a silly thing to get worked up ocver.

This is the 2nd Beach Slang 7" and you could argue it's just as good as the first 7".  For the most part this is slower paced, serious punk rock.  It still has solid hooks and some great melodies, particularly on "American Girls And French Kisses."  I really like these guys a lot, but I will caution that they may get a bit sentimental and syrupy for some people.  I don't want to throw around the "E" word, but the lyrics certainly have that heart-on-your-sleeve flavor.

The orange vinyl was limited to 100 copies sold direct by the label.  My wife bought this for me on my phone while we were driving on the New Jersey Parkway.  Isn't technology grand?

Beach Slang - Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street 7":

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