​Quiet Slang shares the origins behind their intimate rendition of “Noisy Heaven”: stream now at Consequence of Sound
​Quiet Slang shares the origins behind their intimate rendition of “Noisy Heaven”: stream now at Consequence of Sound
Posted 04/10/2018

Listen to Quiet Slang's take on Beach Slang's "Noisy Heaven," streaming now at Consequence of Sound

"Originally from 2015’s The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, the song has emerged as Beach Slang’s calling card, but James turns it into something quite different here. It’s hard to imagine the raucous song without the cathartic storm of guitars that close out the original version, but Quiet Slang’s reinvention subs in ribboning strings and a chorus of ghostly voices that may as well be the sound of fading memories. Like all of Quiet Slang’s work, it layers in a strain of melancholy that works to transform Alex’s romantic lyrics into something more plaintive. They become hazy reflections rather than paint-splattered portraits."

James Alex shared the influence behind his latest work from Gustav Klimt's "unapologetically tender" painting, The Kiss to Charles Bukowski's infamous poem "The Loser." Get the full story at CoS's Origins feature.

"Noisy Heaven" is taken from Quiet Slang's debut full length, Everything Matters But No One Is Listening, out May 18, 2018. Alex linked up with longtime co-producer Dave Downham on the album, who worked with him in bringing on cellist Dan Delaney and pianist Keith Giosa. Rounding out the crew were Stacey Downham, Matt Weber, Charlie Lowe and New Jersey quartet The Warhawks, who lent their voices to evoke what Alex describes as a “back alley choir.”

See Quiet Slang live on tour for the first time ever this year. Tickets onsale now!

  • 05/16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
  • 05/17 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • 05/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
  • 05/19 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
  • 06/11 - Toronto, ON @ Drake Hotel
  • 06/12 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
  • 06/14 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Backroom at Colectivo Coffee
  • 06/15 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
  • 06/16 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
  • 06/18 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
  • 06/21 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
  • 06/22 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
  • 06/23 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
  • 06/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
  • 06/26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Moroccan Lounge
  • 06/27 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
  • 06/29 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 06/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
  • 07/02 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda
  • 07/03 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
  • 07/05 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
  • 07/06 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
  • 07/07 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room
  • 07/08 - Richmond, VA @ Chilton House