The Slang have recently released their ambitious EP, “Desperate Times,” and we can’t stop listening. The group made quite an endeavor of the record, they recorded the release in several different studios and cities, to make every song on the record feel a little like home and to bring new ears into the mix. On the EP we hear a band that is clearly making music on their own terms.
As they call Washington DC home, the group bring together influences of artists such as Matt Pond PA, Rogue Wave, Death Cab for Cutie and Nada Surf…quite a round up! Blending elements of blissful indie rock, the group set forth to bring a record that is truly their own.
I found myself immediately head over heels with tracks such as “Breakdown” and “Harm,” which help to carry the record throughout. Lead single “Is It Any,” equally enticed my ears, as the band shows they are no one-trick pony. Showing they have staying power, The Slang, is a name that you should make yourself acquainted with. We’re in love!