SLANG –  ” Cockroach in a Ghost Town “

Posted: April 25, 2022 in MUSIC

Slang, the Portland group that includes Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi), Drew Grow (Modern Kin, Pastors’ Wives), Kathy Foster (The Thermals), and Anita Lee Elliot (Viva Voce), started in the mid-2010s, but between Janet getting in a car accident and the pandemic, they’ve been a little slow out of the gate. That’s about to change with the release of their debut album that also features appearances from Sam Coomes (Quasi), Stephen Malkmus, Mary Timony (Helium, Ex Hex, Wild Flag) and more. The songs released from it so far ooze grit and drama , and we can’t wait to hear the rest.

Slang’s debut “Cockroach in a Ghost Town” is a force of nature that came, seemingly, out of nowhere. Lyricist/singer/guitarist Drew Grow and drummer/singer Janet Weiss started the band over a decade ago in Portland, OR—both having spent more than half their lives dedicated to making and performing music.

 The video was shot and edited by Janet Weiss. The song is off their upcoming album Cockroach In A Ghost Town out May 27 via Kill Rock Stars

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