by Dakota Bones

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space gf Delightful additive grooves for the dissenting dance music connoisseur. Each track evolves from one fascinating rhythm to another, blending elements of hypnotic drones, funky horns, retro synth pads and groovy-as-hell bass lines. I can't stop listening to this album. Definitely an undiscovered gem. Favorite track: Lion.
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Conor Jatter This just makes me want to dance immediately.
Yiannis Nova Dorakis
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Yiannis Nova Dorakis Still wondering why not buy this when it was out? It is absolutely brilliant. Afrocentric and raw – let’s call it house - ‘’intelligent dance’’ sound, Balearic bliss and indie avant gardism… Lost in the (Vangelis like) keys of ‘’Morning One’’, love 80’s Afro cosmic jam of ‘’Lion’’ and adore the happy rhythm of ‘’Soca’’ eclecticism. Favorite track: Soka.
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Talon Lucas this shit fell out of my driver's side window while making a hard left...the case not the tape...luckily i got the tape still.. balla jamz Favorite track: Dracula's Castle.
Andrew Jervis
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Andrew Jervis This is a really fun, unique, genre-blurring, and mind bending mix of pop and electronics, with some jazz, and folksy vocals sprinkled in for good measure. The spirit of Talking Heads and Arthur Russell lives on...! Favorite track: Soka.
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Rama I like Dance and I love Soka. The album isn't either of those but its a whole lot more. There are lots of directions on the album, but they are all undeniably Detroit. I was happy to see Kyle Hall on the credits, he bought a vintage Korg from me just before I left Michigan. Favorite track: Soka.
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After a year of waiting MJ is finally getting our hands on Dakota Bones' incredible debut EP. This record has been on blast at the MJ MJ office for a year and now ya'll got a chance to hear this glorious piece of work. Constantly evolving and shifting, this record will surprise and delight at every turn.


released February 25, 2013

Alex Wehner (Trumpet) - Soka
Alex Lauer (Synth) - Lake Michigan
Antonio Manzari (Bass) - Lion
Dave Rosman (Drums) - Dracula's Castle
Eric Chodoroff (Guitar) - Lion
Eric Schwabb (Saxaphone) - Lake Michigan, Lion
Gus Brovold (Saxaphone) - Different Moons, Lion, Soka
Julie Pelligrino (Vocals) - Lion
Katy Van Maanen (Vocals & Snyth) - Lion, Morning One
Kyle Hall (Drums) - Soka

All songs written and recorded by Ben Christensen
Mastered by Andrew Todryk


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