Upon first listen to Dakotas, you wouldn’t immediately think the trio hails from the southern US (or maybe one of the two Dakotas)… But surprisingly, their most recent release, Pretty Lights, was recorded remotely during 2020 between Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. We’d like to highlight the song “IKYHAHT” (aka – I know you’re having a hard time); with its dark, calculated guitar work and emotive vocals, they’ve formulated a mix of emo sentiment and post-punk flavor that’s all their own.

You can find “IKYHAHT” and the rest of Pretty Lights on Spotify now – out now on Telephonic Records.