The Slants

We enjoyed your energy at the Jade Fest on 8/15. But, wow, you guys should not have started playing when the sound was so obviously f**k’d up in such a big way. Even after the singer’s mic was more or less fixed, and the guitar was brought forward in the mix, the distortion was still very bad.

Perhaps it would've been better to just lower the volume. (But then, I know next to nothing about audio equipment, so maybe the volume wasn't causing the distortion in this case.)

It was great to see those young kids so enthused about your music.

And funny enough, your music reminds me of my youth -- of the local (Boise) alt/underground bands I used to go see as a teen back in the early/mid-1980s. (I see & hear lots of bands, btw. Your sound in particular brings me back to those days.)

I hope to see you perform in a real club one of these nights.

No need to reply. Just keep up the good work.

Best wishes,
Steve & Jessie

The Slants responded on 08/17/2015


Sometimes we don't have any control over the issues - we sound checked earlier in the day but it was fine...though it seems like things got moved around or changed during the festival. Those things happen, we just have to keep moving forward (especially since the entire thing had to end by 10pm due to permits for the Jade District). Either way, we had a great time! And yep, we all grew up in the 80s, so that's a big influence of ours!

We'll be playing at Bossanova Ballroom on Oct 23rd. Hope to see you there!

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