With Menzingers, Cayetana, Modern Baseball, Restorations, and countless others calling Pennsylvania home, the Keystone State has become a hotbed for excellent and melodic punk rock. Philadelphia trio Beach Slang continues this trend, with a power pop sensibility that sounds like Cheap Girls, an early day Goo Goo Dolls crunch, and a late-period Replacements swagger. Those three elements make for an especially winning combination on the band’s new song, “Dirty Cigarettes”.
Appearing on the forthcoming 7-inch Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street (out digitally on September 30th and October 28th on vinyl via Tiny Engines), “Dirty Cigarettes” is highlighted by a pounding and soaring guitar riff with arena-filling aspirations. It’s bombastic and lovable rock music, the kind that’ll make you fist pump and chug a beer while feeling sad.
Listen in below (via NPR).