The Slew - 100%

by Kid Koala

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"I haven't heard anything this crazy since Paul's Boutique" - Mario C, Engineer/Producer of Beastie Boys.

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The Slew: Forging the new chapter of rock. '100%': The iconic rock turntable experience.

What started as a soundtrack to a film never made has spun into an amps-at-11 turntable rock experience.

Four and a half years ago, Eric San (aka Kid Koala) and Dylan J. Frombach (aka Dynomite D) started working on a rock record. The pair, who met on the Beasties Boys tour in 1998, had been approached to soundtrack a documentary feature film. The film was eventually abandoned, but with Mario C on board for mixing, San and Frombach were already deep into the psych rock-influenced score and there was no turning back.

Teaming up with Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, the former rhythm section of Grammy Award-winning band Wolfmother, The Slew set out to put together a full-blown rock band experience to do justice to the material in a live setting. And justice was served: The Slew is a truly excessive mix of six turntables, drum, bass, keyboards and a wall of amps that made their way across North America, making a full-on, raw, pummeling rock experience. The Slew bring punk rock attitude back to the turntable unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

The Slew’s album, '100%', was given away online ahead of the tour, and limited quantities were made to sell at the gigs. Due to overwhelming post-tour demand, '100%' is now hitting record stores, released on Puget Sound Records. Backstage rumors suggest more shows and new material from The Slew may emerge at some point, but for now, enjoy '100%' in all its rock excess.

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released September 11, 2009

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