Kid Dakota’s Frightfully Honest “Dawn Did Us Part”

Emo often? Here is some bittersweet sap from the tree of loneliness, lovingly harvested from the oceanic bleakness of post-breakup woe. Yes. And it’s a good piece of music, too. Eminently sad and cavernous, like Radiohead stops with all the metaphors and just says it plainly and literally. The opening line is priceless.

Kid Dakota
“Dawn Did Us Part” (download mp3)
from “Listen to the Crows as They Take Flight”
“Dawn Did Us Part” (play)
(Graveface Records)
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Kid Dakota – “Crossing Fingers”

This week’s winner of the MP3 Jackpot “Crossing Fingers” is a classic betrayal song. Kid Dakota – really from Minnesota – makes this sad tale work musically.

Kid Dakota
“Crossin’ Fingers” (download mp3)
from “So Pretty”
(Chairkickers Union Music)
“Crossin’ Fingers” (play)

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Crossin’ Fingers in the Black Hills with Kid Dakota

Kid Dakota isn’t crossing fingers for luck in this lumbering, acidic, and sweet tune. Lies are the matter at hand, infidelities sprinkled throughout a not-so-secret-anymore diary entry. Told through heavy guitars, hard spacious drums and heartbreak vocals, “Crossin’ Fingers” has that slow-motion feeling of finding out the not so pretty truth.

Kid Dakota
“Crossin’ Fingers” (download mp3)
from “So Pretty”
(Chairkickers Union Music)
“Crossin’ Fingers” (play)
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