The Slang

The Slang

 Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C., USA
BandAlternativeRock

Slang is the unofficial language of any culture. Inspired by this concept ‘The Slang’ is an American indie rock band that writes about common topics from their uncommon perspective.

Biography

The Slang is an indie rock band three-piece from Washington D.C.  Their musical talents have earned them invitations to several premier music conferences including MPMF, NXNE, IPO and CMJ. 

The songs of The Slang have been used in various mainstream outlets including HBO, USA network, and Troma Films.  The band’s first self-titled EP mixed by Mark Needham (The Killers, Tokyo Police Club, The Toxic Airborne Event) and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys) had solid success throughout the US with over 50+ CMJ stations playing tracks from the EP as well as numerous industry write-ups, both stateside and abroad.

 Their 2016 EP titled 'Night and Day' was recorded at the Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, TN, it highlights the talents of songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Bobo and having Miles McPherson (Kelly Clarkson, Paramore) accompanying them on the drums with Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) composing strings. 

 The band released their album, Night and Day, in the summer of 2016.    The album was mixed and produced by Russ Long (Wilco, Sixpence None the Richer).  The Slang toured in support of the Night and Day EP starting in the fall/winter of 2016.

Their most recent single, Alibi, was released on July 1st, 2017, through Secret Song Records.

Lyrics

Far From Over

Written By: John Bobo

Far From Over

Oh well, looks like. Looks like we’ll have to start all over.
And I could tell, could tell this one was far from over.

You could have held out, you could have held on. You could have tried to make them see, but you didn’t stand up…you didn’t stand out.
Looks like this one is far from over.

Do tell…explain…explain away what’s more than obvious.
Just complain and sell. We’ll sell this one like it was made for us.

You could have held out, you could have held on. You could have tried to make them see, but you didn’t stand up…you didn’t stand out.
Looks like this one is far from over.

One Step At A Time

Written By: John Bobo

One Step At a Time

As you know, I don’t flow. I’m breaking through here I go. It’s just all part of the show.

For my part I won’t try.

As you wait…contemplate. I’m breaking through must be fate.
It’s the game you should hate.

For my part I won’t try.

I don’t mind taking everything one step at a time.
I don’t mind.

For my part I won’t try.

Discography

2014 - The Slang Self-titled EP

2016 - Night and Day EP

2017 - Alibi (Single)