The Slants

The Slants are and all Asian band out of Portland, Oregon. They sound like a mix between The Clash and Depeche Mode. I heard about them in a recent NPR interview. Apparently some folks are offended by the band’s name and their instance on only admitting Asian members. Doesn’t bother me, it’s their ride and they can put whatever rims on it they like as far as I’m concerned.

I found it very interesting all the publicity they received over the controversy though. I think I might start a band called Whittey McCracka Ass Cracka and the Plantation Owners and see if that boosts sales.

Back on the subject: Unfortunately this is the best quality video I could find. This is a live video taken at sakuracon, an anime and manga dress-up convention where these guys are HUGE!

I loathe to suggest it because I believe myspace is the biggest blight and biggest polluter of the internet since geocities but you can listen to full versions of The Slants’ awesome music on their page here.

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