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We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags
We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags
Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 10:56
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Ever wondered what Beach Slang would sound like if they weren’t so loud? Well, frontman James Alex recently released “We Were Babies & We Were Dirtbags” under the Quiet Slang moniker. It’s a 4-song EP that features two stripped down Beach Slang originals alongside two covers.

Backed up by nothing but delicate cello and piano arrangements, both ‘Future Mixtape For The Art Kids’ and ‘Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas’ take on a new form in this acoustic setting while you have never quite heard Big Star’s ‘Thirteen’ or The Replacements’ ‘Androgynous’ like this.

It’s a sweet enough release. But honestly… I prefer the originals.


Track listing:

  1. Future Mixtape For The Art Kids
  2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
  3. Androgynous
  4. Thirteen
Tom Dumarey
Tom Dumarey

Lacking the talent to actually play in a band, Tom decided he would write about bands instead. Turns out his writing skills are mediocre at best as well.