The Slants are an Asian synth-pop band that have been melting faces off all over the country. Since the creation of the band, The Slants have toured the country five times, received press for turning down a million dollar recording contract, and were the first and only Asian band to be a Fender Music featured artist. These cross country tours included appearances at rock clubs, anime conventions, cultural festivals, and industry gatherings. Bassist and founder Simon Young explains, “Most of the people that find our name racist aren’t even Asian! We’re saying to the world ‘We’re proud of who we are, we aren’t going to hide it.’ In fact, our biggest support has been from the Asian community itself!" Vocalist Aron explains “We have a song called Sakura, Sakura where we take hateful rhymes about Asians and we turn them into a song about unity and being proud of our heritage.” (from theslants.com) The Slants have also released a second album, "Pageantry", which came out in 2010. This album features such songs as "How the Wicked Live". Currently, the band is in a conflict with the USPTO after attempting to trademark their name.
by MelloWins March 17, 2011