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Philly’s Beach Slang caught fire faster than just about any other band last year. With good reason. They’re really, really, really good. Their heart-on-sleeve nostalgia has been likened to The Replacements, Jawbreaker, and even early Goo Goo Dolls. And of course, there’s the familiar sounds of frontman James Alex’s former band, Weston.

With only a pair of four-song EPs, the band managed to catch the attention of fans and critics alike. All of a sudden, they were everywhere, hopping on festivals, headlining shows, and supporting acts like Cursive and Modern Baseball.

While the band prepares their long-awaited debut album, we caught up with them in their rehearsal space for this episode of Noisey Next.


Images from last night’s opening of Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk at Moore College of Art & Design.

Seeing all of this stuff together in one place was pretty mind blowing. I wish I could upload more than 10 images to tumblr!

Shows At The First Unitarian Church Are (Kind Of) Coming To An End

R5 Productions has announced that shows at the legendary First Unitarian Church are mostly coming to an end after 2014 due to the space not being used as heavily by the promoters. The venue has become an institution to the punk scene in Philadelphia. Read a message from R5 below.

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