The Slings

Dustin Poulton and David Pope are the Slings, a Southern California-based indie-folk duo that delivers melodic tunes capable of producing a dream-like effect. There’s an intimacy in the combination of hushed vocals and acoustic guitar that makes it hard not to romanticize that they’re performing solely for you. After narrowing their Playlist down, the band chose five songs that “always make us feel happier when we hear them.” The Slings perform at the Press Club this Sunday.

1. “A Summer Wasting”
by Belle & Sebastian (from The Boy with the Arab Strap)

2. “Engine”
by Jeff Mangum (from Live at Jittery Joe’s)

3. “Jewel Box”
by Jeff Buckley (from Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk))

4. “Window”
by Damien Jurado (from Where Shall You Take Me?)

5. “Poison Cup”
by M. Ward (from Post-War)