Told Slant is the songwriting project of Felix Walworth (They/Them), Brooklyn based lyricist, producer, and founding member of The Epoch arts collective. Walworth started the project in 2011 as a means of marking a stylistic shift in their songwriting, specifically a shift toward understated, ambling arrangements and simple, illustrative lyrics.
Told Slant’s debut LP, Still Water, was self-released in 2012, then re-released and pressed to vinyl by Broken World Media in 2014. The band released their follow full-length record, Going By, with Double Double Whammy in the summer of 2016.
Though Told Slant functions more like a “solo project” in its recorded state, its live incarnation is arranged and performed by Walworth and Epoch co-collaborators Emily Sprague of Florist (She/Her, They/Them), Oliver Kalb of Bellows (He/Him), and Gabrielle Smith of Eskimeaux (She/Her). Sprague, Kalb, and Smith bring their particular sets of influences and intuitions to the band’s live sets in a way that draws out more energetic and dynamic arrangements from the songs.
Told Slant’s members live in Brooklyn, NY, and tour actively.
Told Slant, who signed with DDW last fall, have finally announced their long awaited sophomore full length, 'Going By' out June 16th, 2016 on DDW. Today they are sharing the first single titled 'Low Hymnal' via NPR who are calling it "magnificent... dark, delicate indie rock."
'Going By' by Told Slant is available on LP/CD/MP3 in the DDW online shop.
With a full length LP forthcoming on DDW, Told Slant have announced a tour with The Hotelier, Loone and Bellows. Peep the tour dates below and be on the lookout for more details surrounding their 2016 LP release on DDW.