Slanted: A New Show of Songs & Stories 

We're proud to be debuting a new experience with the International BorderLight Fringe Festival called SLANTED. It's a show of songs and stories, featuring new music that we've written just for this experience. The stories follow the experiences of Simon's memoir, Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.

You'll be able to watch this show on demand from July 24-31. Tickets are available at a pay-what-you-can rate here. Proceeds help support the BorderLight festival as well as our nonprofit, The Slants Foundation.

Recent Happenings 

May 31, 2021 marks 14 years from our very first show (kicked off at the now defunct Tonic Lounge in Portland, OR). It's also the final day for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. 

Here are some recent things to check out from the month:

While we aren't touring and playing these days, we're still keeping busy! 

Rock Against Hate 

We are proud to join this star-studded lineup of Asian American actors, filmmakers, musicians, and artists to help raise money and awareness for the #StopAAPIHate campaign. 

This is a critical time and attacks against our community are on the rise. Learn more about how you can Rock Against Hate at

Introducing The Slants Foundation 


As you may know, 2017 has been pretty busy for us. 

We spent about 8 months on the road, sharing our music across the world. 
We released our EP, The Band Who Must Not Be Named. 
We went to the Supreme Court. And won. 

We‘ve also been working on a secret project. And now we want to share it with you. 

We finally got the news: we received 501(c)3 status. In other words, we started a nonprofit organization! Our band has also been dedicated to representation through the arts, and after we overcame our struggle against the government, we decided to pay it forward by starting an organization that would help young Asian Pacific Islanders who are interested in getting into the work of arts and activism. Our new organization is going to help artists by providing scholarships and mentorship. 

In this spirit, we‘re collaborating with other Asian American artists for our new album and will be using our platform to highlight some new talent. We‘re also going to former members of The Slants on the record to help celebrate this effort! 

We are still in the building phase, but we‘re really excited to help bring this new project to life. If you are interested in being a part of this (as a board member, supporter, volunteer, or performer), please let us know! Click here if you’d like more information about THE SLANTS FOUNDATION. 


Fight Back Against Hurricane Harvey with The Slants and Texas Law Hawk 

Can cops bust up your dog-dicing game in your home? Is that even a real thing?? Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk answers these questions when he runs into dance rock band The Slants, who recently won a landmark case against the Trademark Office at the U.S Supreme Court. Together, The Slants and Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk are fighting for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

If you want to help, download the song “Fight Back” from iTunes or Amazon 

100% of proceeds will benefit locally-based organizations leading the effort.

Watch the video here: