Beach House is a melodic punk-pop quartet from Philadelphia. Their debut album The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is set for release on October 30 via Polyvinyl Records. This is a band that a lot of people are talking about and a debut album that’s one of the most anticipated debuts of the year. When people write about Beach Slang, one of the things they always write is that these guys evoke The Replacements. It’s one of the first things that came to my mind, even before I read any of the press. What I thought, actually, was that these guys sound like Matt Pond PA doing an evening of Replacements covers. I’d pay good money to see that, actually. Although we’re not wild about the new Matt Pond PA record, we do like Matt Pond PA quite a lot around here. And everybody likes The Replacements.
There’s a song on the forthcoming Beach Slang album called “Too Late To Die Young” that sounds so much like Matt Pond that I’m not totally convinced that it isn’t Matt Pond. Like something that would’ve been on The Nature of Maps.
Since the album isn’t out yet, today’s song is the only one that’s available for sharing, but you should trust me that this is a great album that’s very worthy of all the advance praise that it’s getting.
“Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” by Beach Slang
The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us will be available from Friday, and you can pre-order it in your choice of formats here.