Tuesday 18 August 2015


GenresPunk / Rock / Math Rock / Indie Rock / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Alternative / Jazz  / Acoustic
Related artistsRussian Circles, Grayson, Wofie and The Like Young.
CountryChicago, Illinois USA
Years Active2003-2004
Song: "It's Not a Moustache, It's a Mouthbrow"
Album: "Riddle Of Steel split"
Year: 2004
Label(s): Arms Reach Recordings / Fudge Sickill Records / Force Again Records / Gilead Media
This post's artist is from the August 2015 Mix. This is track #2.
You can download: the August Mix#8 right here or get the new September 2015 Mix#9 here.
For fans ofThe Rabbit Theory, Hella, Ahleuchatistas, JR Clooney, The Advantage, Piglet, Algernon Cadwallader, This Town Needs Guns, Mogwai, Russian Circles, Bunt, The Fall Of Troy, Maneli Jamal, This City Called Earth, Superstitions Of The Sky, The Exploration and Finger Of God.

I do a lot of posts. Some posts probably don't do much for many people, but I know some are met with surprise and excitement when the band is pretty obscure, amazing and the discography is hard to find. Well holy fuck, this is one of those really good posts that I think most will start salivating over.

I first heard about DAKOTA DAKOTA because of a split 7" I picked up between them and Riddle Of Steel whose band members ended up together in Russian Circles. I instantly fell in love with both bands, this being the mathy instrumental rock with lots of time changes and jazzy finger tapping. This band was active writing and recording way back in 2003 - so throw away all those twinkly, mathy records you're dropping tons of money on and jam this 24/7. Not only does the band drop some great song titles (such as "It's Not a Moustache, It's a Mouthbrow", "Don't Pee in My Bed and Tell Me it's Raining", "Square Meals At Round Tables" and "Indian Givers, Cowboy Takers") but the music itself is gorgeous. How this band is not more well known (especially with ties to Russian Circles) is beyond me. If I were to liken them to three bands they'd be Piglet, Ahleuchatistas and the first Russian Circles 7" and 12".

From the Riddle Of Steel split that I previously mentioned, just before one minute in "It's Not a Moustache, It's a Mouthbrow" the thing gyrates like a sexy helicopter. What? Yep. The band generally uses clean instrumentals that bounce along, but the occasional electric guitar makes an appearance and does so just before two minutes and then shit goes bananas at 2:06 and sounds a lot like "Death Rides a Horse" by Russian Circles and is a goddamn banger. From their LP "Don't Pee in My Bed and Tell Me it's Raining" gets rowdy as shit at 2:17 and goes amazing Russian Circles meets Birthday Boyz. Dear lord of science, I'm loving every minute of it, even the haunting, trippy synths near the end that end up sounding more like organ. Such an epic song. "Bruises are Button for Pain" is an acoustic number that jumps all over the place and brings Maneli Jamal and Superstitions Of The Sky to mind. From the 'Hamburger Help Us' 7" the songs "Don't Forget Herpes Begins With Her" and the twisting guitar notes and rolling drums that begin at 1:06 of "Hamburger Help Us" get me teary eyed every time. "Hamburger Help Us" is also found on the 12"LP but the 7" version is a bit different, which I've dubbed the "demo version".

This is probably one of the most difficult discographies to find...in that I had to scour the internet (and ebay) for each of these records and the cd and rip them myself. Enjoy, this is some rare ass and amazing shit right here. Yeeee.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2003 - Shoot in the Dark cd/12"LP (purchase cd here)
2003 - Hamburger Help Us 7"EP

2004 - Riddle Of Steel split 7"EP (purchase 7" here)

(I've also got a rare sticker for sale here)

(2004) DAKOTA DAKOTA - "It's Not a Moustache, It's a Mouthbrow" (from 'Riddle Of Steel' split)

(2003) DAKOTA DAKOTA - "Hamburger Help Us" (from 'Shoot in the Dark')

(2003) DAKOTA DAKOTA - "Don't Pee in My Bed and Tell Me it's Raining" (from 'Shoot in the Dark')

(2003) DAKOTA DAKOTA - "Bruises are Buttons for Pain" (from 'Shoot in the Dark')

(2003) DAKOTA DAKOTA - "Don't Forget Herpes Begins With Her" (from 'Hamburger Help Us')


DAKOTA DAKOTA out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)


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