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.

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”

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.