SLEEVE: NM MEDIA: NM YEAR: 2016 ORIGIN: USA EXTRAS: Blue & White Starburst
Beach Slang's sophomore album opens with the words “Play it loud, play it fast,” followed later in the verse by “Play me something that might save my life.” That encapsulates the spirit of A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, an aptly titled 30-minute blast of discontent and consolation.
Despite signposts indicating otherwise, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings isn't just for the adolescent set. After all, most of the band's musical inspiration comes from '80s and '90s alt-rock, and lead singer and songwriter James Alex is, at the time of the album, in his early forties. While some of the lyrics may be a little too on the nose for some, regardless of age, there is no age limit on angst or catharsis.