In their first year as a group, they released two singles on independent record labels both in the U.S. and Europe and played over 100 shows in New York, garnering the attention of press and international radio play. Total Slacker's first drummer was Ross Condon, the younger brother to Zach Condon of the band, Beirut In January 2011, their single "Crystal Necklace" reached #36 on Pitchfork's Top 50 songs from 2010 readers poll. On March 14, 2011, the band's single "Crystal Necklace" was released on London based record label Fierce Panda, a compilation cassette tape with bands Dum Dum Girls, Twin Sister, Beach Fossils, Real Estate and Weekends.
Total Slacker's debut record 'Thrashin' was released in 2011.
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