10 Songs, 32 Minutes





Ratings and Reviews

Very Different but Very Very Good...

Bubba Guitar

Alex sings from the perspective of the misfit in the corner, the loser outcast so here's to all the underdogs struggling and battling to survive, to win a little...These songs don't have the awesome ragged loud guitars; here it's just his whispered gritty vox, piano, cello etc...one wouldn't think this would work for a scrappy punk indie band...But it does in a big way as long as u're prepared for a non-guitar album...It is really good.

Love this!!


Saw Quiet Slang last night in Austin. It was my second time seeing them play even if this time it was just Jim (James Alex) and his girlfriend Charlie. It was such a great show! I love these songs and done in a softer way gives them a certain depth that really grabbed me! Their songs are great and relatable played either hard or soft but I can’t help loving these guys more for this softer side!
Oh and Jim is super sweet and very huggy! If you are lucky enough to see them say hi and grab a hug after the show!!

About Beach Slang

The brainchild of singer/songwriter/guitarist James Alex, Beach Slang -- and acoustic counterpart Quiet Slang -- delivers angst-ridden indie rock heavily influenced by the songcraft of Paul Westerberg. Founded in 2013, the project released two EPs and two albums as a four-piece before Alex issued his first Quiet Slang recording with different backing musicians in 2017.

Formed in Philadelphia by Alex, with guitarist Ruben Gallego, bass player Ed McNulty, and drummer J.P. Flexner, Beach Slang released two EPs in 2014: Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? on Dead Broke Rekerds and Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street for Tiny Engines. The band signed with indie powerhouse Polyvinyl in early 2015, and their cathartic full-length debut, The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us, arrived that October. After the critical acclaim of the album, Beach Slang wasted no time recording their sophomore LP, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, which saw release in September 2016. When the time came to tour in support of the album, Flexner parted ways with the group, and multiple guest drummers took turns in his place.

In 2017, Alex released an EP with two of the band's songs alongside covers of the Replacements and Big Star using the name Quiet Slang. Titled We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags, it was arranged for voice, piano, and cello. In 2018, he released a full-length album of all Beach Slang material under the moniker. Much like the EP, Everything Matters But No One Is Listening swapped the electric guitars of his band's music for piano and strings. ~ Marcy Donelson

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania