The Slax

The Slax

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The Slax sound as if The Who beat up The Cure, felt bad about it and bought them lunch.

Biography

Nobody in their condition should be able to make music like this. . . The Slax sound as if The Who beat up The Cure, felt bad about it and bought them lunch. The Slax take you into the crepuscule and on a mad sleigh ride through post punk, driving rock and the craziest-ass blues song to come along in years (3 Inches). (Digital download- 99 cents, watching women’s faces when this song gets played- frikkin’ priceless.) With “Waveaux Nuevo”, The Slax’s debut CD from Natural Partners Records, harmonic tremors start to register. The music is raw, stripped and honest. The pressure for the next CD builds, and will find release, in 2008’s upcoming “Sophomore”. Being a bunch of geeks, The Slax have also invented a weirdness that broadcasts live concerts over the internet from multiple locations with multiple bands. People have been saying. . . they shouldn’t be able to do this stuff. . .

The Slax began in 2002 as The Pantalones with Patrick Sprague on guitar/backing vox, Sean Mayercek on Bass and Lead Vox, and Andy Tafoya on Drums. Andy left in 2003 and was replaced by Tye Smith who also is a very capable back-up singer and Vitamin Salesman. After Changing and Consolidating their sound, they Anglicized their name (to avoid being mistaken for a mariachi band) and began work on their first full length Album "Waveaux Nuevo". Waveaux Neuvo will be released June 20th, 2007. The Slax plan to begin gigging frequently in support of their new album. Also they will start to work on their sophomore album very shortly.

Lyrics

Frozen

Written By: Mayercek

Frozen © 2007 The Slax

Your eyes, your lips, your hair, your face
Rays of sunshine in a dark, dark place.
Your step, your laugh, your every word
The sweetest music that I’ve ever heard
When I see you come my way
I think of the clever things I will say
I see your lips move as you pass near
But not a single word will you ever hear
‘Cause I’m frozen
Frozen in place by your grace
Speechless
Struck dumb by your beauty

Your wit, your charm, your lightning quips
The pearls of wisdom dripping from your lips
Your scent, your smile, the way you think
You’re more intoxicating than the strongest drink
When I see you come my way
I think of the clever things that I will say
I see your lips move as you pass near
But not a single word will you ever hear
‘Cause I’m frozen
Frozen in place by your grace
Speechless
Struck dumb by your beauty

A dozen roses for your flesh
A dozen roses for your soul
Thirty six roses for your anger
That rages out of control

I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen
I’m frozen

Junkie

Written By: Mayercek

Junkie © 2007 The Slax

Well, I can’t tell if it was a sunrise
‘Till I see it reflected in your eyes
Well, I can’t tell if the wind is there
Until I see it move your hair

You bring me cool water
To fight the heat of the mid-day sun
Lightly close your eyes
To all the things that I haven’t done

Now that I have a dose of you
(Crack, smack, coke)
X will never do
Now that I’m done with your perfume
The finest wines and liquors just won’t do

You’re smart, you’re sharp, a real success
I’m dumb, I’m dull, a perfect mess
You push, you pull, you drag me along
The best thing I can give you is this stupid song

Now that I have a dose of you
(Crack, smack, coke)
X will never do
Now that I’m done with your perfume
The finest wines and liquors just won’t do

You’re sweet, you’re kindly, have my interest at heart
To long bit, I’m gonna tear you apart

Well, bad dreams leave me sweaty, weak and shaken
Uncried tears shed that’s your heart that is breaking
Only have one, one I can turn to
You’re screwed, fucked, out of luck
‘Cause baby it’s you
It’s you
It’s you
It’s you
It’s you
It’s you

Now that I have a dose of you
(Crack, smack, coke)
X will never do
Now that I’m done with your perfume
The finest wines and liquors just won’t do

Sink or Swim

Written By: Mayercek

Sink Or Swim © 2007 The Slax

A spineless love, the finest love
Unquestioning devotion
A higher love than a fire love
Logic over emotion
Well I don’t care for more the money’s there
I just need some sort of notion

Sink or swim are you out or in?
In or out are you free from doubt?
Sink or swim does it end or begin?
Do I fan the flame or rub it out?

Is there an explanation for your hesitation
Don’t you know the steps to dance
Does your blood turn to ice when you roll the dice
Are you afraid to take a chance
When you hold up the queue because you don’t know what to do
Nobody else can advance

Sink or swim are you out or in?
In or out are you free from doubt?
Sink or swim does it end or begin?
Do I fan the flame or rub it out?

I don’t care about your religion
Don’t want to hear your favorite song
I just want to hear a decision
What is taking so long

To go to such extreme lengths
Requires super human strength
Or a healthy infusion of fear
You think I’m a big enough fool
To only play by your rule
Let’s make one thing clear
I’m quite strong enough to last long enough
But I’ll have it right now and right here

Sink or swim are you out or in?
In or out are you free from doubt?
Sink or swim does it end or begin?
Do I fan the flame or rub it out?

Three Inches

Written By: Mayercek

Three Inches © 2007 The Slax

Three inches baby
That’s one more than two
Got three inches baby
And its all for you

Got three inches baby
It’s one less than four
Three inches baby
And they’re all yours

Three inches baby
Count ‘em up one. . . two. . . three
No charge for the super size
It’s all for free

Got three inches baby
That’s one more than two
It’s a lotta chimichanga little mama
Don’t bite off more than you can chew

Three inches baby
It’s one more than two
Three inches baby
And its all for you

Ain’t no baseless rumor baby
Better believe what you heard
If you treat me real nice little mama
You might get three and one third

Three inches baby
Three inches baby
Three inches baby
Three inches baby

So big. . . .

Discography

LP released late Fall 2007 "Waveaux Nuevo"

i. Happy
ii. Junkie
iii. Sink Or Swim
iv. Frozen
v. Words
vi. Diamonds And Rhinestones
vii. La La Land
viii. Gypsy Queen
ix. Sunday Afternoon
x. Don Knotts
xi. My Temper
xii. Pretty Young Things
xiii. Three Inches
College & internet airplay for single "Frozen" from the CD "Waveaux Nuevo"

Set List

Songs from CD "Waveaux Nuevo"-
Happy
Junkie
Sink Or Swim
Frozen
Words
Diamonds And Rhinestones
La La Land
Gypsy Queen
Sunday Afternoon
Don Knotts
My Temper
Pretty Young Things
Three Inches.

Songs from our new CD "Sophomore" (currently in production)
Rachel Ray
Discotheque
Tooth & Nail.

If they do a cover, it would be a post punk version of Dead Flowers by The Rolling Stones