The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us

Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2015 Ratings: #180 / 909
User Score
Based on 72 ratings
2015 Ratings: #241
October 30, 2015 / Release Date
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A.V. Club
If Snyder’s goal is to get the band’s points across and accomplish that feeling of catharsis all the same, then this record sure feels like a success.
Loud and Quiet
The wind-tunnel production and swigging, snorting attitude mark The Replacements as Beach Slang’s totem, and song titles like ‘I Break Guitars’ and ‘Too Late to Die Young’ (the album’s token ballad) ram the ethos home.

The Things We Do is a record for anyone who’s ever felt, even for a moment, that music is what matters the most. For any hard-luck kid or nowhere bum who needs it, that escape is heaven.

The 405

The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is a record made for blaring and singing along to, preferably with your close friends on hand. It is an album with a vibrant, thumping heart that, while bruised and battered, keeps beating through it all.

It lives fast and dies young, cramming ten compelling anthems into a twenty six minute bottle that will leave you drunk, dazed, and not giving a fuck about anything besides being young and alive.
Beach Slang play with the kind of heartfelt abandon that you could imagine translating to wider audiences in a similar vein to The Gaslight Anthem or, going back even further, The Goo Goo Dolls.
Destined to form the faded tattoos of the next generation of punk-rock escapees, Beach Slang’s sentiments are a breath of fresh air in a genre increasingly plagued by doe-eyed boy-bands in leather jackets and Primark Nirvana tees.

It’s the most passionate batch of love songs you’re liable to hear in 2015, and they’re all about a specifically anthemic form of punk rock.

The Line of Best Fit

These tributes to youth and the strange clarity that comes six beers in could easily fall flat, but they don’t. They’re too universal, too emphatic, too loud and fast and freeing not to transcend.

The album’s escapism is alarmingly potent, to the point where it verges into the downright delusional, but its lack of self-consciousness is — somewhat ironically — the thing that keeps it in check.

Teeming with hooks and lyrical calls to arms, The Things We Do is a unique record, one that rages with youthful vigour, but which couldn't have been made by anyone under the age of 35.


A few of the songs sound a lot like one another, and, like any rock & roll, The Things We Do can come off as risible to the rational heart and sensible head, but for the uncertain and, to refer to the Replacements, unsatisfied, the album is potentially relatable and potently cathartic.

No Ripcord
Though Beach Slang are charged with a direct, oftentimes wholesome simplicity, it’s in their weathered optimism where they defiantly soar.
Rolling Stone
At a time when many bands are crushing out on the low-fi indie-rock side of Nineties nostalgia, Beach Slang recalls the muscular alt-rock of that era, when bands who grew up in the shadow of the ‘Mats started reaching for a sound to fill bigger rooms and car radios.
Consequence of Sound

Their debut LP, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, never once lets up on its performance of youthful exuberance. Beach Slang are young and alive, and they will never stop screaming about it.

wanted an album of bad art & weirdo ideas
Its rawness and lyrics are reminiscent of works like Pinkerton.
The most passionate, honest album you'll listen to in 2015. In a way it's almost like Synder is trying to pick your own brain for your unconscious thoughts.
The music is new with a tip of the hat from the 90's alternative feel. The lyrics are raw and confessional with such honesty.
Enjoyable record.
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Year End Lists

#7/A.V. Club
#28/American Songwriter
#40/No Ripcord

Track List

  1. Throwaways
  2. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
  3. Noisy Heaven
  4. Ride the Wild Haze
  5. Too Late To Die Young
  6. I Break Guitars
  7. Young & Alive
  8. Porno Love
  9. Hard Luck Kid
  10. Dirty Lights
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Added on: August 9, 2015