Slingshot Dakota – “Louder”

It’s been over three years since Slingshot Dakota released their last album, Break, but today they’re announcing a new album, Heavy Banding, and sharing its lead single, “Louder.” It’s a blisteringly precise power-pop song, leaning in to the heavy hooks they managed on their earlier albums and taking them even further.

It’s a song about empowerment and picking yourself back up after you get knocked down. “Even if it takes forever/ I’ll see you on the other side,” Carly Comando’s voice soars high on the chorus. “I just keep on getting louder/ I’ll always be a sound you can’t ignore.” She’s joined by a crew of vocalists on the song’s back half that includes Petal’s Kiley Lotz and members of Dikembe and Expert Timing, all repeating: “We’ll just keep getting louder,” conjuring up that power in full.

Listen below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Moon”
02 “Blood Villain”
03 “Premeditated”
04 “Day After Christmas”
05 “Louder”
06 “Weird Like Me”
07 “People Pleaser”
08 “Casino Night”
09 “Lungs”
10 “North Shore”

TOUR DATES:
05/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
05/31 Bethlehem, PA @ National Sokols
06/01 Middletown, CT @ MAC 650
06/02 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
06/04 Portland, ME @ Sun Tiki Studios
06/05 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
06/06 Toronto, ON @ The Baby G
06/07 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s
06/08 Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
06/09 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
06/11 Omaha, NE @ O’Leavers
06/13 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
06/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Underground
06/16 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman
06/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Hi Hat
06/20 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
06/22 Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
06/23 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
06/29 Washington, DC @ Songbyrd Cafe
06/30 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery

Heavy Banding is out 5/24 via Community Records/Specialist Subject Records. Pre-order it here.