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 alternative rock band that writes about common topics from their uncommon perspective.

Biography

The Slang is an alternative/rock band consisting of duo John Bobo and John Newsome.  Their musical talents have earned them invitations to several premier music conferences including MPMF, NXNE, IPO and CMJ. 

 

In addition, the sounds 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.

 

 The Slang’s path is anything other than typical for a rock band.  Lead Singer John Bobo turned down becoming an FBI Special Agent in order to focus on music and record the band’s debut EP.  With the momentum and success from the first EP, The Slang headed back to the studio in 2015 for the follow up EP.

 

The new EP’s title (Night and Day) refers to a number of differences the band experienced since the debut EP was recorded.  The band went from a three-piece to a duo and decided to change the scenery by recording in Nashville versus New York City.  Recorded at the Ocean Way Studios in Nashville, TN, it highlights the talents of songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist John Bobo and Bassist John Newsome.  The band had the additional privilege of having Miles McPherson (Kelly Clarkson, Paramore) accompanying them on the drums and Matt Slocum (Sixpence None the Richer) with strings. 

 

The band released their latest 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 will be on tour in support of the Night and Day EP starting in the fall/winter of 2016.

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

The Slang EP - 2014