Slingshot Dakota – “Grudge”

Last year, Slingshot Dakota released their great album, Break, and today they’re sharing a new track called “Grudge” that was recorded during the same sessions. It’s featured on an upcoming 7″ called Broken, along with B-side “Dying Stars,” and it’s a bright and anthemic song that still feels weighted down by the grueling reality of life. Carly Commando had the following to say about the track in a press release:

I wrote “Grudge” as an ode to all of my experiences in which I have been written off, ignored, spoken over, steamrolled and treated unfairly because of my gender. This song is a way to share this anger with others who feel alienated, whether it’s in their music communities or elsewhere, so that we realize we aren’t alone. I’ve learned to cut toxic people out of my life and to spend less energy on situations that make me unhappy, but I am still constantly battling inequality in the scene I spend most of my time in. This song means as much to me now as it did when I wrote it.

Listen to it via DIY and check out their upcoming tour dates (with Ratboys and Petal) below.

Tour Dates:
03/03 New Paltz, NY @ SUNY New Paltz SUB 62/63 *
03/04 Allston, MA @ O’Brien’s *
03/05 Bloomfield, CT @ Dennis Haus *
03/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *
03/07 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong *
03/09 Columbus, OH @ The Summit (w/ The Island of Misfit Toys) *
03/10 Bloomington, IN @
03/11 Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco (w/ The Island of Misfit Toys) *
03/12 Memphis, TN @ Murphy’s (w/ The Island of Misfit Toys) *
03/13-18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/19 Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill *
03/20 Oklahoma City, OK @ Power House *
03/21 Wichita, KS @ Demo Skate Shop *
03/22 Quad Cities, IA @ Rozz Tox *
03/23 Grand Rapids, MI @ Ferris Coffee *
03/24 Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing! House *
05/06 Bristol Deadpunk Special #
05/08 Manchester Retro Bar #
05/09 Glasgow Hug & Pint #
05/10 Leeds Wharf Chamber #
05/11 Nottingham JT Soar #
05/12 Southampton Joiners #
05/13 London DIY Space For London #
05/14 Brighton The Hope #
05/27 Howell, MI @ Hartland Performing Arts Center (Bled Fest)

* w/ Ratboys
# w/ Petal

The Broken 7″ is out 2/24 via Topshelf Records (US) and Specialist Subject (UK).