Total Slacker are a Brooklyn based rock band, with garage and psychedelic leanings. Drummer Ross Condon and bassist Emily Oppenheimer respectively grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and went to high school together. Vocalist and frontman Tucker Rountree hails from Salt Lake City. It wasn’t until after moving to Brooklyn that they came together as a band. Tucker and Emily met on a previous occasion, and began playing together, but knew they were missing a crucial component, a drummer. Upon meeting Ross at a local DIY show, they knew they had found the missing link. After “courting” Ross briefly, the three began to make music together and Total Slacker as we know formed. This was all just under a year ago.
Total Slackerare relative newbies to the Brooklyn Indie scene, but they hit the ground running, gaining praise from The New Yorker Magazine, citing them as darlings of the “Brooklyn Contingent." The will be releasing their first 7-inch single “Crystal Necklace” on Impose Records early this summer. A full length LP is in the works to be released late 2010.