Label: Topshelf Records Slingshot Dakota is comprised of two people and has no shortage of volume, energy and catchy tunes. Carly Comando shreds an 88-key digital piano through multiple effects pedals and provides vocals for the band. Drummer Tom Patterson keeps the beat while energetically crushing his drums, a sight that is both entertaining and inspiring. While Comando and Patterson are influenced by their respective punk and hardcore basement scenes, their music can be described as poppy indie rock. FFO: Rilo Kiley, Mitski, Tigers Jaw, Rainer Maria, Wye Oak.