The Slants are the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. They’ve been featured with Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, and over 2,500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites across 125 countries.
The Slants offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80’s driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”
The band might be best known for their fight for free speech when they won a landmark case at the United States Supreme Court. Members of The Slants have been involved numerous films, television shows, and documentaries, including Tai Chi Zero, The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter, My Brother, and more. In 2017, The Slants joined President Barack Obama, George Takei, Jeremy Lin, and other celebrities for an anti-bullying campaign known as Act to Change. Now, a major motion picture and Broadway musical are being created, both inspired by the band’s fight for art, activism, and presentation of Asian American culture.
They’ve won “Album of the Year” and “Editor’s Choice” from dozens of magazines, including Willamette Week, LA Weekly, Shojo Beat, Village Voice, City Beat, and Rockwired. “Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it’s clear that The Slants’ infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more” (MRU Magazine).