THE SLANTS announce tour dates in support of new album, Pageantry

Somehow I’ve never heard The Slants, an Asian-American band whose music is known as Chinatown Dance Music. I am enjoying the new album Pageantry—it’s very dance-able with edgy techno beats and frenzied rhythm. Punk-infused dance music. Guitar and keyboards mix together to create unique songs. “Lucky Strike” is particularly dark and catchy. Sometimes vocalist Aron Moxley does sound Dave Gahan-esque, especially on “Astoria,” which is filled with churning guitar chords unlike anything Depeche Mode would play.

The Slants is: Aron Moxley [vox], a Vietnamese refugee who grew up in Astoria; Simon Young [bass], Chinese-Taiwanese from San Diego, CA; Johnny Fontanilla [guitar], Filipino-Mexican also from San Diego; and Tyler Chen [drums], Chinese-German, who lived throughout the Northwest.

TOUR DATES:
3/26/11 – Dante’s – Portland, OR
4/10/11 – Liquid Lounge – Boise, ID
4/11/11 – Why Sound – Logan, UT
4/12/11 – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
4/13/11 – Jerry’s Bait Shop – Lee’s Summit, MO
4/14/11 – The Project Lodge (afternoon acoustic show) – Madison, WI
4/14/11 – The Annex – Madison, WI
4/15/11 – Anime St. Louis – Collinsville, IL
4/16/11 – Anime St. Louis – Collinsville, IL
4/17/11 – WRCT Radio (interview/performance) – Pittsburgh, PA
4/17/11 – Garfield Gallery (all-ages) – Pittsburgh, PA
4/18/11 – All Asia Bar (7pm-10pm) – Boston, MA
4/19/11 – Fontana’s – New York, NY
4/20/11 – Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY
4/22/11 – MTAC at Music City Sheraton – Nashville, TN
4/22/11 – MTAC at Music City Sheraton – Nashville, TN
5/13/11 – Yakima Sports Center – Yakima, WA
6/04/11 – Oregon State Penitentiary – Salem, OR
7/02/11 – Anaheim Convention Center – Los Angeles, CA
7/15/11 – Anime Kaigi at du Bois Center (NAU) – Flagstaff, AZ
7/16/11 – Anime Kaigi at du Bois Center (NAU) – Flagstaff, AZ
7/17/11 – Anime Kaigi at du Bois Center (NAU) – Flagstaff, AZ
9/02/11 – SacAnime at the Raddison Hotel – Sacramento, CA
9/03/11 – SacAnime at the Raddison Hotel – Sacramento, CA
9/04/11 – SacAnime at the Raddison Hotel – Sacramento, CA

The Slants website

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