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Incredible rock and roll news to start the week. Jimmy Eat World are hitting the road for a tour with Beach Slang.

April 26th at the Commodore!?! Heck yes.

Go with yourself

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I knew it would be a good day when I woke up and threw on my JAPANDROIDS t-shirt. Trolling twitter and this tweet came down the feed.

Well hey now. Beach Slang covering one of my favourite band’s bestest songs! Alright.

The song is part of a compilation record from Polyvinyl Records called Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl. The 20th anniversary record features bands on their roster covering other bands on the roster.  Beach Slang plugging in and turning up JAPANDROIDS “Younger us” is pretty much a layup.

We’re getting close to Beach Slang’s sophomore album, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, out on September 24th.

JAPANDROIDS begin their four night home stand at The Cobalt in Vancouver on October 5th.

Said "fuck it" and got up to drink with me instead. #JAPANDROIDS TIX ARRIVED! @polyvinylrecords @thecobalt_van

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Well intrepid music blog reader….I don’t just share soundcloud streams on Hype Machine, I am also a commercial radio DJ. I’ve been working in alternative or modern rock radio since 2003 (and five years before that on college radio). I have a big ole space in my heart for radio songs and wanted a place to collect a few songs that “I used to play on the radio all thew time.” But now they rarely come up. So here’s my new music podcast, Maximum Warp, Engage. The show is gunna be songs from Y2K to 2009. I’ll likely focus on modern rock radio hits, but you’ll be subjected to some CanCon forgotten wonders and the occasional Thursday cut. I was on the radio in Victoria and now Vancouver….so it’ll be my take based on recollections of West Coast Canadian Radio. If you have any feedback or requests for a song to dig up…don’t be shy. Comment or tweet or email me. It’s all good.

And depending on how I feel and where my energy is at… Alternative to What?…my meditations on new/charting modern rock might come back for an new episode.

Go with yourself.

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Philadelphia’s Beach Slang are getting ready to release their sophomore record, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, on September 23rd (Polyvinyl Records).

We’ve already enjoyed the song “Punks in a Disco Bar.” Now we have another listen with the song song “Atom Bomb.”

There is a music video for the song too if you’re still jiving on the audio-visual medium. Noisey says the music video takes to an explosive and volatile relationship. “Dysfunctional relationships are a vicious cycle. Fight, then makeup sex. More fighting, more makeup sex. One minute you’re drunkenly screaming at each other in a parking lot about god knows what, the next you’re tearing at each other’s clothes against a dumpster behind the movie theater.”

James Alex sings, “I won’t die, don’t need heaven. Too fucked up to put out.”

Beach Slang is on tour back east then Europe. Nothing out west yet. I missed their show last fall at the Cobalt and it is one of my great rock & roll regrets.

Go with yourself.

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Trying really hard to not throw more shit on my VISA. It all adds up…t-shirts, concert tickets, songs from iTunes, parking, bridge tools, I bought a book yesterday! But c’mon! New Beach Slang pre-order is so pretty and just $20 (US dollars, but whatever).

And for my homeboy Tyson…yes they have a cassette option for $8.

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In other news…. I am obsessed with JEFF The Brotherhood‘s “Idiot.”

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What else is going on….I gotta get an Ellice Blackout thing up for you sometime.

I miss Friday nights. Like the vibe. The energy. Getting paid, then rolling hot.

Go with yourself.

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Philly punks, Beach Slang, have a new song out today called “Punks in a Disco Bar.”

The song comes with the news that Beach Slang‘s next record, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, is out on September 22nd.

Lead Beach Slanger, James Alex says of the new songs, “They’re autobiographical, too, but kind of at a remove-I’m not that young kid anymore, but I used to be.  You know how it is;rock and roll is a new crop of 15-year-olds picking up guitars every year and having at it.  There was something really cool about documenting someone elses life, but seeing myself in it.  I suppose that’s why we connect.  We’re all kind of one big gang.”

This song is going into iPod heavy rotation.

Go with yourself.

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Coral and I watched the romantic comedy Two Night Stand the other day. The movie was alright….it ended weird.

But there was one great standout moment during their “two night stand” where Analeigh and Miles are jamming some records and Dramarama’s “Anything, Anything,” came on. Damn I love that cut. Analeigh Tipton trashes around for a bit and the movie carries on. But after the film, I couldn’t help but positively reflect on Beach Slang‘s most excellent cover.

Another song from the soundtrack that caught our attention was this oldie from Charli XCX. “Nuclear Seasons.”

Go with yourself.

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Toronto producer (or maybe Montreal) Robotaki has put his spin on Aussie act Strange Talk’s “Painted in Gold.” I like the sound of this one.

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One of my favourite records right now, Beach Slang‘s The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us has a music video for the song “Bad Art & Weird Ideas.”

And fi you are jiving on Beach Slang, then read this great SPIN article on the group.

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada. I hope you had a chance to reflect.

My daughter and I hit the cenotaph in our town. Now the sun is shining so that means we’ll get a chance to go skateboarding.

Go with yourself.

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