Beach Slang’s Quiet Classics

On their latest release, Philly indie-rock rebels Beach Slang adopt a new sound—and a new name. The self-titled EP from “Quiet Slang” sees frontman James Alex stripping down a couple of Beach Slang’s raucous anthems into acoustic elegies, alongside faithfully hushed covers of Big Star’s “Thirteen” and The Replacements’ “Androgynous.” For his Dowsers playlist, he extends the quiet-is-the-new-loud concept to spotlight other mellow favorites.