Philadelphia’s Beach Slang has always managed to bridge the gap between punk and indie rock, typically by melding the two together. Earlier this year the band dropped MPLS, the two song cover EP that had one of our favorite tracks from Bob Mould and a great song by The Replacements. Now the band has announced a new full length The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City due next year. While we eagerly await the new album that features Tommy Stinson on bass, the new single “Bam Rang Rang” has all the rock feels you can handle.
What immediately comes into your head is how speedy and straightforward the track is. Leaning more towards a punk fueled energy and straight ahead rock sound, the song shows the intense side of the band. While the riffs come quick and the drums stay snappy, the song doesn’t depart from the sound the band has become known for. When things change a bit of direction, it helps signal a new path where the guitar driven sound takes center stage while giving you classic rock tones.
“Bam Rang Rang” can be streamed above or on all streaming sites. The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City is available for preorder directly from Bridge Nine Records ahead of its January 10 release. Beach Slang is on tour October 22 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY until December 12 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia, PA. The band’s entire tour schedule is located here.
Image Credits: Photo by David La Mason.