Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, The Slang are getting ready to release their debut, eponymous EP. Recorded at the Cutting Room in New York, the EP is a sonic tour de force. It’s an impressive debut, similar to yet unique and separate enough from popular groups around to day like OK Go and The Killers. The opening track, “Far From Over” greets the listener with a wall of sound, awash with reverb and distant, largely indistinguishable sounds lurking in the background that make the song all the more beautiful to the ears. The vocals themselves are fairly predictable, but it’s this sound that is so intriguing, as if The Smith’s Johnny Marr’s layering techniques and knack for effortless beauty were put under the control of Phil Spector.
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