Diana and Greg are a power team. They work together on Greg’s Solidarity Club label, and together, they rock under the name Rat Fancy; this year they released the album Stay Cool via HHBTM, and it’s definitely worth your time. Since I’m giving a good deal of list making up to our friends and idols, we reached out to see what the two thought were the best releases of 2019.
Visit Solidarity Club HERE or check out their tunes in Rat Fancy HERE.
Photo by Jessica Hinkle.
It wasn’t too long ago that I shared with you this track from Pennsylvania’s Slingshot Dakota, but the duo is back with another great number to satisfy all your pop-punk needs. “Lewlyweds” is filled with the same kind of spunk that delighted you on “Paycheck” in a nicely packed two minute burst of energy. There’s alsoa good presence of synth on hereas well, adding some lightness to balance out the shredding guitars. Break, the album that this track is taken from, will be out March 11th via Topshelf Records.
Slingshot Dakota is the project of Bethlehem, PA’s Carly Comando and Tom Patterson, who make indie punk rock tunes that will command your attention. The second that this tune, “Paycheck” starts coming out of your speakers, you’ll be immediately drawn to the crunchy waves of synth that never cease, combined with the punching drums that become cymbal-heavy during the catchy chorus. Comando’s vocals add a layer of sweetness to the otherwise snarling tune, but the sweetness doesn’t overpower the track. Take a listen below.
Their new album,Break, will be out March 11th onTopshelf Records. Preorder it here.