Carly Comando and Tom Patterson are two people who carry the weight of an entire band. Their set-up is simple: Carly is on keys and Tom plays drums. They do things with these instruments that most bands can’t do with a standard set up: they cram the sonic space they are in. Originally this was actually the case as they began as a three-piece featuring Jeff Cunningham and Latterman’s Pat Schramm. But narrowing it down to a duo in 2006 did no harm; Carly’s keyboard seems to take on the role of several more people as it adds multiple dimensions to their sound.
2008’s Their Dreams are Dead, but Ours is the Golden Ghost was a seminal release for their entry onto the scene. With Carly from Long Island and Tom from the Lehigh Valley (PA), their home-turfs both came with built-in popular support as they romped the DIY all-ages show circuit. In it, they blew away audiences with their at-times more sober lines like “I’m gonna love you till the day I die” juxtaposed with moments of their swelling pop sound. When Tom isn’t screenprinting (he does everything from gig posters to commercial ventures to fine art) and Carly isn’t music licensing, they are refining their highly-anticipated album, Dark Hearts, set to come out this year.
Recent Tumblr MentionsOwen Adds Slingshot Dakota To Summer Dates Tue, May 07, 2013
Owen Announces New Album; Streams New Song
Allison Weiss will be heading out on a short run this July with Slingshot Dakota surrounding I Got Brains Fest.July 17 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary (w/Slingshot Dakota)
July 18 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Artspace (w/Slingshot Dakota)
July 19 - Blacksburg, VA - I Got Brains Fest
July 20 - Blacksburg, VA - I Got Brains Fest
July 21 - Altoona, PA - The Archway Center (w/Slingshot Dakota)
July 22 - Rochester, NY - Dubland (w/Slingshot Dakota)
SLINGSHOT DAKOTA at STAY SWEET FEST 3
Winter Sale by Topshelf Records
We need to make more room for spring items! Take 20% off all winter merch with the code FALCOHERE thru next Friday (05/10/2013).
Slingshot Dakota w/ Taking Meds:
- May 20, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House
- May 21, 2013 - Arlington, VA @ The Lab
- May 22, 2013 Huntington, WV @ The Elimination Chamber
- May 23, 2013 - Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
- May 24, 2013 - Indianpolis, IN @ Hooser Dome
- May 25, 2013 - Howel, MI @ Bled Fest
- May 26, 2013 - Toronto @ TBA
- May 27, 2013 - Rochester, NY @ The Bugjar
Slingshot Dakota w/ Owen:
- June 17, 2013 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
- June 18, 2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
- June 19, 2013 - Richmond VA @ Church of Abraham (w/o Owen)
- June 20, 2013 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
- June 21, 2013 - Greensboro, NC @ Tipsy Teapot
- June 22, 2013 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundrolounge
- June 23, 2013 - Murrells Inlet, SC @ Rockin’ Hard Saloon (w/o Owen, w/ Hostage Calm)
- June 24, 2013 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
- June 25, 2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Under the Couch (w/o Owen)
- June 26, 2013 - Nashville, TN @ The End
Slingshot Dakota w/ Allison Weiss:
- July 17, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
- July 18, 2013 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
- July 21, 2013 - Altoona, PA @ Archway Center
- July 22, 2013 - Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground
Gold Manor Collective Presents!
Flyer by Enrique Rivero
Just realized I never posted photos of these. So, ah, here they are and here they are.
Only a few days left to get in on Drop 7?s amazing lineup of albums. At 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, March 27th, this one will be gone! Don?t miss out.
If you already downloaded, thanks so much! Make sure all your friends know about getting all these awesome albums for just $15.
Really close to last call on scoring one of the best deals going!
Geez this is going to rule. See ya there?
The last time I saw Slingshot Dakota was at a non-affiliated Fest 11 generator show hosted by Topshelf Records behind a warehouse in Gainesville, FL. As you can see, it got shut down in the middle of their set, right before Braid played. Was anyone else there? (I was very close to whoever filmed this).
Stoked to see them again at The Space in Hamden with Koji on April 7!
Whoa! I didn?t know video of this existed! Awesome. The end of this is total #punkthefuckout vibes. What a good time.
Make sure to catch them on their full US tour!
Slingshot Dakota will be embarking on their first full US tour since releasing their newest record, Dark Hearts, last fall. Accompanying them along the way will be Portland, OR natives Duck. Little Brother, Duck! and Gainesville, FL’s Frameworks. Dates and info are below:
- 4/13/2013 - Greenville, NC @ East Coast Music & Video
- 4/14/2013 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Muscle & Bone
- 4/16/2013 - Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root
- 4/17/2013 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
- 4/18/2013 - Orlando, FL @ Peakcock w/ You Blew It!
- 4/19/2013 - Pembroke, Pines FL @ The Talent Farm
- 4/20/2013 - Gainesville, FL @ Mars w/ Dikembe
- 4/21/2013 - Tallahasee, FL @ The Hidden Hand
- 4/22/2013 - OFF
- 4/23/2013 - Houston, TX @ Mango’s
- 4/24/2013 - Austin, TX @ Annex at 1808
- 4/25/2013 - Dallas, TX @ TBA
- 4/26/2013 - Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
- 4/27/2013 - ABQ, NM @ Gasworks
- 4/28/2013 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
- 4/29/2013 - SAN, DIEGO CA @ TBA
- 4/30/2013 - LA @ TBA
- 5/1/2013 - Fresno, CA @ CYC
- 5/2/2013 - San Francisco, CA @ The Works
w/ Duck. Little Brother, Duck!:
- 5/4/2013 - Portland @ Garfield House
- 5/5/2013 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Lounge
- 5/6/2013 - Spokane, WA @ TBA
- 5/7/2013 - OFF
- 5/8/2013 - Bois, ID @ TBA
- 5/9/2013 - Salt, Lake City UT @ TBA
- 5/10/2013 - Denver, CO @Circle Music Collective
- 5/11/2013 - ST, Louis MO @ TBA
- 5/12/2013 - Chicago, IL @ Township
- 5/13/2013 - Chesterton, IN @ The Sound Cellar
- 5/14/2013 - Columbus, OH @ KOBO
- 5/15/2013 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
- 5/16/2013 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Ormsby 222
designed for Stay Sweet Fest III, a national music festival that takes place in Richmond, VA every spring.
see ya there.