As the seasons change and the end of the year creeps near, we’ve asked our contributors to pick their favorite lyrics of 2016 — so far.
— Brenna Ehrlich, Talkhouse Music Editor-in-Chief
“The words I scream are meaningless or holy things/They kiss my tongue before they split to kiss someone.”
— Beach Slang, “Punks in a Disco Bar,” A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings
In my opinion, Beach Slang is one of the most important bands out right now. The punk scene — and modern day music as a whole — needed a band like them. James Alex’s lyrics manage to give comfort to us thirtysomethings who still feel like we’re seventeen at heart. Their songs make me feel like it’s OK to still have this inspiring angst.
(Art credit: Dan Schmatz)