Big Scary Monsters (2015)
Technically, I have already reviewed the music on this LP as it is comprised of the first two Beach Slang 7"s. Though you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of the 7" format than me, there's certainly something to be said about the convenience of having all of these songs on one LP. If nothing else, it certainly makes it easier to pop on without having to get up from the couch so many times to flip the record.
I enjoy these Beach Slang songs just as much, if not more, than I did when the 7"s first came out. I stand by my belief that the singer reminds me an awful lot of the guy who sang in Tugboat Annie. The more I listen to these guys, the more I hear elements of Knapsack as well. Maybe Beach SLang isn't quite as polished and they certainly don't yell as much as Knapsack, but I feel like both bands are trying to convey similar feelings.
The band is working on their debut full length for Polyvinyl right now. You can bet that I'll be preordering that guy on day one.
Beach Slang - Broken Thrills LP: