Slingshot Dakota returned with their first record in four years yesterday with Break, which you can hear right now through Stereogum here. The duo of Carly Comando and Tom Patterson – who are now married really display that on Break, the theme being a realistic interpretation of love and relationships and for that it’s so refreshingly good.
Creative melodies run throughout this record and makes for an intriguing listen, with the twinkley, delicate melodies of Stay to the solemn guitar melodies of Too Much, the band create incredible sounds throughout Break, really crafting a song together as they harmonise perfectly with Comando’s vocals
The vocals really do work perfectly with the melodies on this record, working in combination so well throughout, Comando has a soft vocal that feels like it’s too small for the sound being made, but then that vocal powers through on tracks such as Storytellers and the sound of her voice on closing track Break are stunning and it sounds incredible from the moment it begins. The writing is laced with emotion and it makes for a powerful record in connection wih the melodies, tracks such as Too Much and Paycheck come to mind with some great choruses.
Slingshot Dakota have returned in tremendous style with Break, with smooth and ethereal melodies combined with the gentle vocals and piano notes, Break is something different, and it’s a really good different from the moment it begins. Highlights for me are strewn throughout this album but for me tracks that stand out are Too Much, Lewlyweds and You – the opening track on this album is the perfect start and will definitely keep you hooked for the rest of the record.