Punk rockers Beach Slang have announced their first new album in three years. The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City arrives January 10th via Bridge Nine Records.
The new album features contributions from The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, who plays bass throughout the entire album.
In anticipation of the new record, the band have shared the lead single “Bam Rang Rang.” Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, frontman James Alex says:
“I was listening to an interview with Paul Westerberg about the way he went at writing songs for a particular record — Come Feel Me Tremble maybe? I don’t know,” he says of the first half. “My head loses stuff easily. But, yeah, he called the way he’d hit his guitar as ‘just going bam, rang, rang.’ I heard that and it shot me good. I knew, straight away, I wanted to write a real dirty burner and call it ‘Bam Rang Rang’, something that made you want to buy a motorcycle, smoke a cigarette and land a hangover.”
Listen to the song below.
Pre-order The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City here.
Beach Slang will embark on their North American tour with The Goo Goo Dolls starting in November. Find all the dates here.
01. All the Kids in LA
02. Let It Ride
03. Bam Rang Rang
04. Tommy in the 80s
05. Nobody Say Nothing
06. Nowhere Bus
08. Born to Raise Hell
09. Sticky Thumbs
10. Kicking Over Bottles
11. Bar No One