Slower Loris

Slower Loris

 Langley, Washington, USA
BandAlternativeRock

SLOWER LORIS is a seven-piece adult contemporary surf punk band from Whidbey Island. We play original songs with electrical instruments and vim! Our members range in age spanning five decades, and we are united by the tawdry thrill of playing live music. We taste like X on a bed of Siouxsie in a Mudhoney marinade. Most of us come from nice homes.

Biography

What is known today as SLOWER LORIS evolved from a few people gathering in secluded country sheds and barns to play loud guitars, and has become a fully functional creative cell and rock band. With three guitars, bass, drums, and the occasional keyboard thrown in, our set is an active hopper of original songs and sounds from dreamy to drowning.

Maurice (guitar and vocals) and Wallace (guitar and vocals) taught each other to play guitar many years ago. They draw inspiration from the likes of Sonic Youth, T. Rex, Opal, Mudhoney, and often from each other.

A few years ago they were joined by Sheb (bass guitar) who had never played bass previously, and Jefe (drums). Last year the band expanded again to include the sonic endowments of Chia (guitar), who is a big Donavan fan, and Wafel (vocals) who digs Nina Hagen and kd Lang, and trained with Bert Gulhougan in Seattle for the opera (high soprano).

Most recently, SLOWER LORIS is happy to include Dr. 7 (keyboards and drums) who also engineered our upcoming album with his formidable geek fu.

Lyrics

Don't Mind

Written By: SLOWER LORIS

I love technology... but I hate the internet

You want allergies... I’ll take you to the vet

You want analogies... I got some you ain’t forget

Don’t Mind. Don’t have a mind she said

Don’t Mind. Don’t have a mind he said

Don’t Mind. Don’t have a mind Lee said

I love technology... but I hate the I.R.S.

You want allergies... I’ll take you to the vet

You want analogies... I got some you ain’t forget

Pluto

Written By: SLOWER LORIS

Very far away, more than a day
to get to Pluto

Very cold, and probably very old
Pluto

Take me away, to a lovely day
on Pluto

Rocket ship can take us there
Asteroids in your hair

We should go, you and me should go
to Pluto

Toy Revolution

Written By: Maurice

Trapped in my plastic cage... been there too many days
No kids even look at me... What I wouldn’t give to be free
(1) Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution!

Finally I’m taken home... set free so I can roam
Now I’m on display... hopefully this is where I’ll stay
(2) Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution!

I wake the next day... my owner takes me out to play
Soon I’m tied to a tree... my owner plans to shoot at me
(3) Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution!

Desperately trying to escape... I’m rescued by a man in a cape
Together we flee... soon we’ll set the others free!
(4) Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution, Toy Revolution!

Discography

First cd will be released this spring, 2011. A few of our songs are posted on Facebook for folks to enjoy, with a music video in final editing as we speak!

Set List

Don't Mind
Triceroclops
Over the Beam
Giant Girlfriend
Thirstin'
Recovery Summer
Dedicated Foe of Evil
Toy Revolution
Pluto
Uncircled
18 Seconds
Tammy Killed Her Dad