The Slants

Genre: Rock
Hometown: 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