The Slants perform LIVE @Katsucon 2018

The Slants are considered the world’s first and only all Asian-American dance-rockband. The band was founded by Simon Tam (also known as Simon Young) in 2006 in Portland, Oregon. Often compared with 80’ssynth-pop bands such as Depeche Mode, New Order, and Joy Division, as well as modern acts such as The Killers and The Bravery, the band refers to their sound as “Chinatown Dance Rock”. All members of the current lineup are of Asian Pacific Islander descent and they are well known for their involvement with the community, often playing at large cultural festivals and anime conventions, and fighting racist ideas/stereotypes.