The Sluts
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The Sluts

Lawrence, Kansas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Lawrence, Kansas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Duo Alternative Garage Rock


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"The Sluts Release New Song"

In this scene, The Sluts are doing a good job of staying in the spotlight.

Late last year they headed into the studio to record a full-length album. Since then, they’ve been tearing through both the Lawrence and Kansas City music scenes and getting a fair amount of airplay on radio stations.

Lawrence is already fond of this band, but the frenzy seems to be growing in Kansas City. We walked into the Spoon show at the Midland last month, and discovered random fans donning Sluts shirts chatting excitedly about the band. When asked what they liked about the duo, the consensus amongst all these fans was the same: The Sluts just make good rock music.

On Sunday they opened for The Offspring in Kansas City and released their new full-length album. But you can listen to the sludgy single online. Listen to “Summer Song” below, then catch The Sluts at Lawrence Field Day Fest. They’ll play the Jackpot stage at midnight on the Friday of the festival. -

"Album Review: The Sluts - The Sluts"

LFK darlings The Sluts’ self-titled second album is just what the doctor ordered. Assuming, of course, that you’re in need of a dose of brash, fuzzy, garage rock, most potent when chased with a shot of bourbon and some cheap yard beers. And let’s face it, you probably are.

The Sluts’ eleven tracks—four of which (“Let Me Go,” “Loser,” “Green,” and “Linger”) were previously released on last year’s The Loser EP (here’s our review of that)—are for the most part quite one-dimensional. This isn’t a bad thing. Ryan Wise (guitar and vocals) and Kristoffer Dover (drums) are not trying to overthink their craft, but instead are content to give listeners fun, mostly up-tempo ball-busters, lasting under three minutes.

The songs are a unique blend of early grunge and edgy punk. Think of Mudhoney joining forces with The Stooges. Wise’s slightly whiny, reverb-laced vocals are nearly as distorted as his chunky, drop-tuned guitar, and Dover’s relentless sonic booming is filled with crash cymbals. The result is a much larger sound than one might expect from just a two-piece band, although I would be interested to hear the added depth that a bass guitar might bring.

Three songs showcase Wise and Dover at their best. The crunchy “Green” is reminiscent of Alice in Chains, both vocally and musically. Dover’s tom rolls give it a defined groove, and set it apart from many other tunes on the album. “Be With You” is a fast, driving love song with interesting rhythm variations and guitar like a machine gun. The highlight of The Sluts is “Linger,” which begins with a catchy surf-like guitar hook, and becomes a thrashing, angst-ridden anthem. The use of fuller chords and incessant drumming allows it to have as much breadth as two instruments are capable of providing.

The album’s final track, “Simple Song,” is the only truly slow song of the bunch. At first it seems a bit out of place among the other ten turbulent tunes. However, there is a good reason for it to be included. It informs the listener that the thrill ride has come to an end, and that it’s okay to take a deep breath and relax. It’s like a much-needed lullaby being sung to a rambunctious, yet exhausted, child.

If you’re in need of some background music for resting, studying or a candle-lit dinner, you should probably avoid this album. If you are leaving work on a Friday, and are ready to roll down the windows and get mentally prepared for the weekend, by all means crank it up. The Sluts isn’t high art or even hi-fi. It’s rock & roll, baby.

Catch The Sluts tonight at a free in-store performance at Mills Record Company! Show starts at 7:00 pm.

--Brad Scott - Deli Radio


Still working on that hot first release.



The Sluts are a Garage/Grunge/Punk duo out of Lawrence, KS.  Melodic hooks and pop-structured songs are delivered with thick fuzzed guitar and exceptional vocals.

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