The Slants
The Slants
The Slants (Portland, OR)

Nestled in Portland, Oregon’s predominately white and hipster culture is dance rock band, The Slants. Rather than adopting the usual departure points of Portland’s music scene – alt-folk rock, shoegazer music, indie pop – The Slants took their influence from grabbing onto the corners of foundational 80s synth-pop music and blending it with modern dance rock sensibilities. They call this amalgamation of contagious, energetic, and danceable music “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

Posted on 6/1/12