Los Angeles collective Beach Bums don’t want to be known as a band, but rather as a means of expression.
Covering a boundless panorama of sound that includes hardcore punk, hip-hop, garage rock, and more, the outfit’s extreme diversity has been enough to land them on bills with the likes of Kali Uchis, Chicano Batman, King Krule, and Jhené Aiko.
Their latest single, “Irememberyou,” leads off The Goat Pt. 2, the second of a three-part EP series. The first installment showcased Beach Bums’ indie rock side. This release focuses on hip-hop productions and the microphone abilities of vocalists Jonathan Horsley, a.k.a. Jawntang, and Keanu Harvin, better known as Kunu. Synth/keyboard player Joe Contreras and bassist Elijah G. Alamo round out the nuclear crew.
“Irememberyou” finds Beach Bums putting a thoroughly modern spin on the classic early ’90s “Native Tongues” vibes, filtered through the DIY emo aesthetic of SoundCloud rap.
The track arrives with an equally chill music video, directed by Beach Bums visual art affiliate Herbert Guevara. The clip captures the group kicking it with their homies in and around Los Angeles, doing bong rips at house parties and playing shows in local concert spots. Watch the video premiere below.