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Beach Slang’s James Alex Unveils His New EP Under His New Moniker Quiet Slang

Same man, semi-different moniker.

Photo: Courtesy of Grandstand Media & Management

James Alex, the mastermind Beach Slang, has decided to embark in a new creative direction this fall by launching his new EP, We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags, under the new moniker Quiet Slang. Just to be clear, he didn’t change his artistic moniker – Quiet Slang is a completely separate project from Beach Slang…even though it’s the same dude and only one word has changed. However, the sound is definitely far soothing and builds a dreamier, orchestral soundscape with piano and cello. Check out the re-worked version of “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas”:

“I suppose we’re all chasing something that resembles salvation, something that calms our bones. Maybe this is some small slice of that. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s chaos in soft clothes. Maybe it’s frightened. Maybe it’s fearless. Maybe it’s both. Or maybe it’s nothing. I don’t know, but I think about this: one day I’m going to be dust. And when my soul splits, maybe this will be the thing that sneaks me through the gates. If not, well, those are the breaks.” Shared James in regards to his new project.

The new EP will also include two Beach Slang’s songs and covers of The Replacements and Big Stars. It will be released on October 29th, but if you happen to be stuck in the 20th century then you can get the cassette version on Cassette Store Day, which is October 14th. As of now, James has tour dates coming as Beach Slang.

9/2-3 – Made in America (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

9/5 – 123 Pleasant St. (Morgantown, WV, USA)

9/6 – The Mothlight (Asheville, NC, USA)

9/9 – KRBZ’s Buzz Beach Ball (Kansas City, MO, USA)

9/11 – Rumba Café (Columbus, OH, USA)

9/12 – The Pyramid Scheme (Grand Rapids, MI, USA)

9/13 – The Shelter (Detroit, MI, USA)

9/14 – Lee’s Palace (Toronto, Canada)

9/15 – Studio at Waiting Room (Buffalo, NY, USA)

9/17 – Riot Fest (Chicago, IL, USA)

10/21 – The Broadberry (Richmond, VA, USA)

10/22 – Motorco Music Hall (Durham, NC, USA)

10/23 – New Brookland Tavern (West Columbia, SC, USA)

10/24 – The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA, USA)

10/26 – Pre-Fest (Tampa, FL, USA)

10/28 – The Fest (Gainesville, FL, USA)

10/30 – Saturn (Birmingham, AL, USA)

10/31 – The Basement East (Nashville, TN, USA)

11/1 – Zanzabar (Louisville, KY, USA)

11/2 – The Southgate House Revival (Newport, KY, USA)

11/4 – Turf Club (St Paul, MN, USA)

11/7 – Marquis Theater (Denver, CO, USA)

11/8 – Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)

11/10 – Neurolux (Boise, ID, USA)

11/11 – Chop Suey (Seattle, WA, USA)

11/12 – Hawthorne Theatre (Portland, OR, USA)

11/14 – Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA, USA)

11/16 – Echoplex (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

11/16-18 – Emerge Music and Impact Conference (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

11/18 – The Rebel Lounge (Phoenix, AZ, USA)

11/20 – Barracuda (Austin, TX, USA)

11/21 – White Oak Music Hall (Houston, TX, USA)

11/22 – Curtain Club (Dallas, TX, USA)

11/24 – The Ready Room (St. Louis, MO, USA)

11/27 – Cattivo (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

11/28 – Black Cat (Washington, DC, USA)

11/29 – Irving Plaza (New York, NY, USA)

11/30 – The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA, USA)

12/1 – ArtsQuest – Blast Furance Room (Bethlehem, PA, USA)

12/2 – Theatre of Living Arts (Philadelphia, PA, USA)

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