Monday, February 10, 2020

Spanish Love Songs Return with "Beachfront Property" Music Video from New Album Brave Faces Everyone (Pure Noise Records)

CREDIT: Katie Neuhof (Pure Noise Records)

Spanish Love Songs are a five-piece Los Angeles-based Punk/Indie Rock band consisting of guitarist and vocalist Dylan Slocum, guitarist Kyle McAulay, bassist Trevor Dietrich, drummer Ruben Duarte, and keyboardist Meredith Van Woert. Initially formed in 2014, Spanish Love Songs have released two fill-length albums and an EP on Wiretap Records, Bearded Punk Records, Uncle M Music, and A-F Records. Spotify and Bandcamp, also, list an additional Name-Your-Price album-length collection entitled LITTLE GIANTS from 2016, which appears to consist primarily of acoustic/demo recordings. Currently abroad on a three-week UK/EU tour supporting The Menzingers, Spanish Love Songs just released their third highly-anticipated album, Brave Faces Everyone, this past Friday, via Pure Noise Records. Brave Faces Everyone was preceded by three pre-album singles/music videos, "Losers," "Kick," and most recently, "Beachfront Property." Last week, prior to the full album's release, Spanish Love Songs, along with FLOOD Magazine, premiered one final music video for "Beachfront Property," as directed by Ian Shelton & Will Acuña.


It's a well-executed clip for one of the catchiest songs on an extremely catchy album; Shelton & Acuña, basically, just filmed Spanish Love Songs performing "Beachfront Property" in front of a red sports car (maybe, an old Mercedes Benz?) in a stark red-colored room, but it's very effective! Brave Faces Everyone was recorded late last year with Spanish Love Songs' in-house producer/guitarist Kyle McAulay at Howard Benson's West Valley Recording Studios and has already drawn comparisons to the works of Bruce Springsteen, The Menzingers, and Manchester Orchestra. A sort of running mantra/theme through the album is "when you're young, you just want to be heard," as frontman Dylan Slocum laments. "If you sing something loud enough and long enough, hopefully, people are able to find some peace in that," Slocum laments within an album press release. Again, Spanish Love Songs are currently on a UK/EU tour in support of The Menzingers through February 15, 2020 and will be embarking on their own State-side tour starting Thursday, February 20th supporting The Wonder Years, alongside Free Throw & Pool Kids. Spanish Love Songs' Brave Faces Everyone is now available in both physical and digital formats directly from Pure Noise Records.

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