Photo credit Heather Hanson

The Slants dropped by Subculture to talk about their recent Supreme Court victory, their musical evolution and to regale our listeners with a live acoustic performance.

Don’t let the polo shirts fool you….these guys fought for eight years to trademark their band name after being told “The Slants” was a “disparaging term” by the Patent and Trademark Office in 2010.


Photo credit Heather Hanson

Band founder and bassist Simon Tam stated “After an excruciating legal battle that has spanned nearly eight years, we’re beyond humbled and thrilled to have won this case at the Supreme Court. This journey has always been much bigger than our band: it’s been about the rights of all marginalized communities to determine what’s best for ourselves.”



Simon, Joe and Ken, we thank you for your perseverance and can’t wait to see what’s next for the band. Keep up with all the latest Slants news, music and tour dates on the band website.

Listen to the interview and their live acoustic performance featuring songs from the EP “The Band Who Must Not Be Named”.

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