POWER OF POP MUSIC ALBUM REVIEW: THE SLANTS – SOMETHING SLANTED THIS WAY COMES

ALBUM REVIEW: THE SLANTS – SOMETHING SLANTED THIS WAY COMES

Portrait of Asian-American band The Slants (L-R: Joe X Jiang, Ken Shima, Tyler Chen, Simon "Young" Tam, Joe X Jiang) in Old Town Chinatown, Portland, Oregon, USA on 21st August 2015. (Photo by: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)

Photo by: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns

Background
The Slants are known as the first all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. The band was founded by Simon Young (also known as Simon Tam) in 2006 in Portland, Oregon.

Strengths
Parlaying a dynamic affinity for 80s synth-pop/new wave, The Slants combine danceable rhythms with catchy pop tunes that immediately grab the listener’s attention. Lyrically, the band highlight their Asian roots and provide a rare insight that other bands might not be equipped for.

Highlights
“Sakura Sakura”, “Haruki Murakami”, “I Want Everything”, “Kokoro (I Fall to Pieces).

Sounds Like
The Cars, New Order, Yellow Magic Orchestra, The Killers.

Bottom Line
Whereas The Slants deliver an authentic take on 80s dance rock style, their image is a unique perspective previously unseen.

Information
Official Site: http://www.theslants.com/