Music Spotlight: The Beaches
Rock band The Beaches jams about dick pics + unsolicited male attention in their latest track Snake Tongue—released last month. The band, composed of Jordan Miller, Kylie Miller, Eliza Enman McDaniel, Leandra Earl, simultaneously released a badass, vibrant music video for the single, which is sure to unleash your inner rebel (spoiler alert: there’s lots of fire). We can’t get enough of the band’s glam rock sound + refreshing take on modern womanhood. Oh, and The Beaches just hit the road with Passion Pit to bring us an unbeatable tour combo. We caught up with Jordan to chat about Snake Tongue + tour.
Asymmetric Magazine: Congrats on your recent release! Can you tell us about Snake Tongue and what it means to you?
Jordan Miller: Thanks so much! We’re really excited about this song. It means a lot to us to speak frankly about unsolicited male attention through a medium that means so much to us—rock and roll.
It means a lot to us to speak frankly about unsolicited male attention.
AM: Are there any consistent themes you typically pursue through your music?
JM: We mostly write about what we know: being young women. We write about boys we’re with, staying up all night, drinking too much, etc.
AM: What was your favorite part of filming the music video for the single?
JM: I really liked swinging on the giant chandelier. That was sick.
AM: You just headed out on tour with Passion Pit; what are you most looking forward to?
JM: Playing live in places that we haven’t been to before.
AM: Where is one place that you feel completely in touch with your creative self and your music?
JM: Probably our studio in Toronto. It’s where we jam and practice. It’s a gross small room over a car garage, so we can get really loud without bothering anyone. It’s got a collaborative and home-y energy that gets our creativity flowing.
AM: What typically comes easiest for you, lyrics or the melodies?
JM: Melodies come easier.
AM: For first time listeners, how do you like to describe your sound?
JM: Rock and roll. With a bit of influence from glam rock and garage rock.
AM: What other musicians are you currently listening to?
JM: We started listening to Tierra Whack—she’s fabulous. We also like the new SWMRS record.
AM: What can we expect to hear from you after tour?
JM: New music is coming your way soon! Look out for it.
// listen to Snake Tongue: