posted on March 7, 2010 at 3:27 am

23 Responses to “dakota (from forthcoming dmh ep)”

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    Broken Toys and Heros | 7 March 2010 at 4:10 am #

    Steve- Sat. nght hear in Chicago. Ur havn way to much fun with the webcam. The song is amazing. Love ur video effect. As always, u and the boys r right in time. I laugh at all the nonsene create by the artists of today. some try so hard-most do not try hard enough. See u on April 15 at Park West in Chicago. 12 time is a charm. enjoyed every moment. b well and safe.


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    LF | 7 March 2010 at 4:11 am #

    mmm. dreamy.

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    Hellbound Heart | 7 March 2010 at 4:23 am #

    you blow my mind, sir… wills be lining up for the new ep….

    have a great week, ok? enjoy the beach and have some hot chips or something….

    love always……

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    lily was here | 7 March 2010 at 6:14 am #


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    princey | 7 March 2010 at 6:19 am #

    Yeah, great sounding song sk!, can we ossies get a copy somehow too or is it just for the usa peoples?

    Thanks for the vids below too, but they're still a bit too fuzzzzzzyyyyy

    Love Amandy

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    Saint Louie | 7 March 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Excellent Cut as always Stevemeister! Can't wait to get me hands on this EP!


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    davem | 7 March 2010 at 10:31 am #

    What a treat!!
    I hope this goes on sale at Merch for those of us in blighty to purchase!

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    koala.sprint | 7 March 2010 at 3:21 pm #


    The big question….will the EP be coming out for general sale for us poor souls in countries you probably won't tour?
    Although if you play Barcelona I'd be happy to help organise…….!



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    cazziem | 7 March 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Beautiful easy listening track you got there SK, but I part of the fun of listening to these musical vids you provide from time to time is that we can never really guess what it’s gonna sound just from the title. I know I’ve said it before, and no doubt will repeat if in the future, but one of the most fascinating things about your work is that it’s always predictably unpredictable, and I love it!

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    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 7 March 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    Mmmm. Delicious. I like Dakota much better than the songs on the Operetta EP.

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    Jasperina | 8 March 2010 at 1:59 am #

    Surprises me that you haven't had more of your art out on the merch table Steve. Lugging fragile pastel drawings across the states sounds like too much to look after but printed postcards of your work may be an idea? I noticed MWP had some postcards of photographs he'd taken. The visual side of the music is a vital part of what you do.

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    Aperus | 8 March 2010 at 2:07 am #

    Really great sounding track. Has a very strong melancholic vibe. Love the percussion. Love the vocals, lyrics, guitar, the interesting plucks at the start of the song (the strings past the bridge of the guitar?). Looking forward to grabbing this at upcoming shows.

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    Anonymous | 8 March 2010 at 3:37 am #

    smooth and creamy Mr. Kilbey. We'll be seeing you and the boys in Madison April 14th. It ain't Oshkosh, it ain't Shank Hall, but it's still Wisconsin and we're excited. Welcome!

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    Steven Krut | 8 March 2010 at 4:44 am #

    I enjoyed this song and the way you sang it in the vid very much. All these recent videos have been really cool. So imaginative! I especially like the ghost in the garden one.

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    linjo | 8 March 2010 at 9:32 am #

    "Smooth and creamy" yeah nice description. xxx

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    fantasticandy | 8 March 2010 at 10:25 am #

    i notice ye olde mellotron has become a regular part of the churches sonic palette…..
    inducing much creaminess indeed!
    nice vox as usual mainman.

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    Anonymous | 8 March 2010 at 1:49 pm #


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    Ryan | 8 March 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    great song! very cool! can't wait to hear it on proper speakers, with all its layers and vibes.

    deadwood eh?
    i did a story in dakota once
    deep in the badlands
    where perspectives are skewed
    time is aslant
    and everything you think you see is something else

    it's a strange sorta place
    i never expected that

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    veleska1970 | 8 March 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    love it love it love it!!

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    ronbonham | 9 March 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    Can't. Get. Enough!

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    Mr. Argent | 10 March 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Ooooh. It feels like Dakota. Strange place indeed, especially the western end. Its distance from any ocean/sea and the unusual topography lends a peculiar essence, for sure.

    I agree with Ryan's assessment of the badlands' austerity and other-worldliness. I travel through often and each time I complete the pass I feel a pleasant sense of relief.

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    Steven Krut | 16 March 2010 at 4:02 am #

    I found myself singing this song in the shower this morning. It's filtered through into my subconscious. I really love where you and the band are at with your songwriting right now.

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    c h r i s p y | 23 April 2010 at 7:32 am #


    Dakota, I wrote your name on the fields in the sky
    And this road don't take me…

    Dakota, I brought you flames just to light up your eye
    But this fire don't get me warm

    Dakota, I showed your frame to some old crooked guy
    But his dough don't pay me off

    and I fight for you
    and I lie for you
    and I haunt for you
    just like you want me to

    and I freeze for you
    and I please for you
    and I fold for you
    just like you told me to

    The soldier, he sold you the same worn out old lie
    But those words don't make much sense

    He told ya he'll hold ya safe til the day that you die
    But this life don't seem to end

    Dakota, I wrote your name on the fields in the sky
    And this road don't take me home

    and I fight for you
    and I lie for you
    and I haunt for you
    just like you want me to

    and I freeze for you
    and I please for you
    and I fold for you
    just like you told me to

    Got my aces an eights
    Man I just uh laid 'em straight
    Put 'em on the table down
    on the frosty ground
    And all the people stopped
    Yeah the moon shone good
    The sky turned black
    Just like the Deadwood

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