Check out Beach Slang’s “Tommy In The 80s”, an ode to the late, great Tommy Keene. The album (and apparently song) features contributions from Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, a longtime acquaintance of Keene’s dating back to shared tours in the 80s and 90s.

Stinson may also remember sharing a stage at the House of Blues New Orleans with Tommy’s nephew Hunter Keene (Matt Surfin’ & Friends) while opening for the Lemonheads this summer. Or maybe not!

Beach Slang will be hitting the road with the Goo Goo Dolls this spring so don’t be surprised if there’s some love for TK on those stages! Who needs a hologram when Tommy’s in your heart!?

“TOMMY IN THE 80s” + CoS 👊🏻❤️Dear Consequence of Sound,Thanks for letting me have a crack at it. Thank you for the thoughtful writing. Thanks for talking about rock & roll. And meaning it.Dear Friends,This one means a-whole-lot-of-something to me. I hope I got it right. But, look, if you don’t dig it, no sweat—just listen to Tommy Keene’s records. They’re the blueprint for all of it.Tommy, I hope I did real right by you, man. You’re the real-life goods and an absurdly sweet heart. And this thing is for you.LISTEN HERE: HERE:“The Deadbeat Bang Of Heartbreak City” out January 10, 2020

Posted by Beach Slang on Thursday, November 7, 2019