Bethlehem, PA indie pop duo Slingshot Dakota have announced dates for their spring tour which kicks off April 13 in Greenville, NC. See dates below.
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. 2012’s acclaimed LP Dark Hearts found its way onto more than a few year-end lists and further cemented the duo’s standing on the indie scene.
When Tom isn’t screenprinting (he does everything from gig posters to commercial ventures to fine art) and Carly isn’t music licensing, they tour the world together, bringing their charming, lo-fi pop to fans across the globe.
Stream Slingshot Dakota’s latest Topshelf Records release, Dark Hearts, here: http://topshelfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/dark-hearts.
Slingshot Dakota US Spring Tour
- 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 @ TBA
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