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Sløtface (NO) – “Empire Records”

We first saw Sløtface in the summer of 2015 when they were still called Slutface at both Øya Festival in Oslo and Pstereo Festival in Trondheim. When their name changed it, thankfully, was the only thing about them that changed. Sløtface’s young, fun, feminist rock transited cleanly and the band’s message remained the same: Have fun being you, whoever that may be.

We’ve got their latest album “Empire Records” on repeat in order to memorize the lyrics and practice our cool dance steps for when we get to see the Norwegian band perform in Austin, TX at SXSW next March. The whole EP is solid and playful, but the title track is our favorite because it summons fond memories of one of the best and underappreciated Gen-X movies (and soundtracks) of the 90’s, Empire Records. The tongue-in-cheek song ponders adulthood and escaping monotony by working at the fictional store, a place of musical respite that’s staffed by relatable personalities, like the cashier Corey, played by actress Liv Tyler.

I’ll find my way to Empire Records
Liv is waiting there for me
Championship vinyl will always have me
And I’ll play bass for Sonic Death Monkey

If you can make it to SXSW, be sure to catch Sløtface for a great, high-energy rock-n-roll time. (Bring your dancing shoes!)

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