Everything Matters But No One Is Listening
First off, go listen to Beach Slang, then go listen to Quiet Slang. There seems to be difference between the two, but also a strange similarity. Well, Quiet Slang is James Alex, the frontman for Beach Slang. Beach Slang is known as a pretty powerful punk rock quartet. Quiet Slang does the opposite of the fuzzy guitar, James throws his unique voice on top of pianos and cellos. It’s a much quieter styling (hints the pun with the name!).
The beauty of Quiet Slang’s debut is that is so dramatically different from the well-known Beach Slang music, but it is still great. James Alex claims “Rock ‘n’ roll is sort of my consolation prize for wanting to have been a writer.” This album allows Alex to pull back on the yelling and bring a different, but still unique and powerful energy. Quiet Slang’s use of calmer instruments brings a totally different feel from the guitar laden music we expect and adds a layer of the creativity and writing ability of James Alex.
The album is so unique and different than what Beach Slang brings that I highly recommend giving it a listen. I can see this getting some serious play in my album routine. It’s a great, chill break from what we’re used to, but it does not at all lack the power of a typical Beach Slang album.
SPILL ALBUM REVIEW: QUIET SLANG – EVERYTHING MATTERS BUT NO ONE IS LISTENING