Slack

Slack

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We're a band called Slack that keeps the rock in the indie rock. Sometime we refer to ourselves as a "bratcore" band because it sounds good and currently sums us up well. Early Superchunk. Early Verbena. Sorta Superdrag. A little bit Misfits and a little bit Replacements. www.myspace.com/slack

Biography

Slack is a three piece young rock band from Nashville, TN. Our influences are usually bands first or second record, from Superchunk to Verbena, to the Beatles first records, Sex Pistols, Misfits, Superdrag to the Replacements. Anything that is short and catchy, yet different. We set ourselves apart from other bands because we go out of our way to make every one of our songs as close to a "real song" as possible without being dragged through the mud of the un-fun "real song."

Our history, in a nutshell--
Our first record "Sorry to Drop This On You" came out in 2000 on the band Superdrag's indie label called Superdrag Sound Laboratories. We toured on it and were added to a bunch of college radio stations.

Somehow Fox/Searchlight pictures wanted to use our song "Burn Out" in the movie and on the soundtrack to the Banger Sisters, so we agreed and were paid modestly.

Soon after, we did some demos and more touring and ended up with our new record, which is called "Nothing is Easy Enough." It was recorded in Los Angeles and released by an indie out of Huntington Beach, CA called Shorebreak Records. We toured on that for the last year, and during that time Century Media Records / Abacus Recordings called and offered to re-release the album with new songs and art.

In the meantime we kept getting offers from shows like Viva La Bam for our music, and we usually said ok.

The new, new record, which will be called "Press Your Luck" will be released in late August as we are currently wrapping up the details on signing with our new label.

We're also about to hit the road again in our blue van for a 2 month Rusty clothes sponsored tour despite the fact none of us wear beach gear.

Discography

"Sorry to Drop This On You" LP, 2000, Superdrag Sound Laboratories
"Nothing is Easy Enough" LP, 2004, Shorebreak Records
"Press Your Luck" LP, August/Sept 2005, Century Media/Abacus Recordings

Set List

Our typical set list is like this.

Eyeliner
It's Not the End of the World
Make Me
This Had Better Be Good
Nothing is Easy Enough
What Your Sister Said
Kickback
My Knife is On It's Way
Burn Out

We only do covers if things are going badly, and if we do it's usually an irreverent Superchunk or Madonna cover.