Inspired by the concept of dialects and slang, ‘The Slang’ is an American alternative rock band that writes about common topics from their uncommon perspective. The band released their self titled EP earlier this month consistent of five songs.
The EP starts off in interesting fashion with “Far From Over.” It’s a poppy, yet gritty song with a post punk feel. The instrumentation is what sells it, but to the untrained ear the vocals could be the point of interest. Regardless, it’s a great lead off hit. I wish I could say the same for “Feels Like Work,” which sounds like a knock off Killers tune. This is not a bad thing if you’re trying to sell records, but it’s definitely not a good thing if you’re attempting to be more than a pawn. “Rule The World” starts where we left off with “Far From Over.” It’s a sound that seems to be ore theirs. A song filled with pop elements mixed in with rock and post punk undertones. The lyrics and vocals do a great job of complimenting the instrumentals and vice versa. Not to mention the top quality production.
I’ve listened to this album again and again over the past few weeks and the words and opinion still remain the same. It’s a strong effort because of the capabilities they displayed rather than the work shared. It’s on of those EP’s you can look back on down the road and truly hear where you started. It’s only going to get better for The Slang from here on out and we couldn’t be more excited.
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