Formed in 2004 by frontman Johnny Yong Bosch and Maurice Salmin, Eyeshine is an Edge Rock band hailing from Los Angeles, CA. Their third album, “My Paper Kingdom” features their award winning song “Alone,” whose honest and simple lyrics made a connection to a steadily growing fan base in 2009. They continued to Self Produce albums making their latest edgier album “Revolution Airwaves” and acoustic album “Like Yesterday,” 10 albums on their Discography.

Eyeshine won the worldwide Ford sponsored competition “Gimme The Gig II” in May 2012. They recorded and filmed a single with the Legendary Don Was (7 time Grammy Award winning Producer – Rolling Stones, Elton John, John Mayer, etc) and Krish Sharma (Producer/Engineer – Hilary Duff, Jesse McCarney, etc) out of the “Ford Focus Studio.” Which is a recording studio built into a Ford Focus by “Mad” Mike (Pimp My Ride). The one-hour special special aired on west coast television (KTLA, KTVU, and KICU).

Please check out their concert and bring a friend or two-hundred.
If you end up not liking them, feel free to throw Money, Peanut M&Ms, and Haribo Gummy Bears at them.
Or you can shower them with Vitamin Water, Red Bull and sugar-free Red Bull.

Notable Achievements:

  • Won the worldwide Ford Sponsored Gimme The Gig II competition. (2012 – see above)
  • Wrote original music for the video game “Crisis Heart Brawlers – Clash at Otakon” (Studio Nasu) Front man Johnny Yong Bosch also voices the main character “Hiroshi” (2012)
  • Performed live on CW31 Good Day Sacramento on September 1st, 2012
  • Performed live on the KTLA Morning show (affiliate of the CW Television Network) on July 20th, 2012
  • Featured their album “Revolution Airwaves” in the Warped Tour Issue of A.P. (Alternative Press) Magazine. (2012)
  • Performed and recorded “Love Psalm” in the Playstation Vita game “Silent Hill: Book of Memories.” Which featured Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Akira Yamaoka. (2011)
  • Front man Johnny Yong Bosch was featured in Alternative Revolt Magazine. (2011)
  • Featured in the 2nd episode of international Korean TV show “Ba Ram Eh Shil Ryu” (Gone With The Wind) where they performed alongside the Korean pop-star Yim Jae Beom.
  • Unsigned Contest Winner for AMP Magazine in 2011, which featured the band in issue #109 of Amp Magazine. (2011)
    “Alone” (Album “My Paper Kingdom”) is awarded as one of Top 15 Most Played Indie Artist’s songs by the IAIRA. (2010)


    Portland's The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80's driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

    They've been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” IFC TV, Huffington Post, MTV, and over 1500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites worldwide.

    17 international tours, including appearances in 46 of 50 U.S states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con, Dragon Con. The band has also tour/provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blindpilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed “Operation Gratitude.”

    Two of their recent music videos feature martial arts choreography by Sammo Hung (The Matrix, Ip Man, & Enter the Dragon) and international stars Daniel Wu and Shu Qi.

    Whether rocking music halls, anime conventions, maximum-security prisons, colleges, or army bases, it's clear that The Slants' infectious brand of “so damn good” music will leave you wanting more (MRU Magazine)