Stories - EP

by At The Dakota

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Debut EP release by Australian indie-pop band, At The Dakota.

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released July 24, 2015

Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar: Dylan Podsiadly
Lead Guitar: Steven Lees*
Keys/Backup Vocals: Paul Brandis
Bass Guitar/Backup Vocals: Zac East
Drums: Jay Wright

Melodies by Steven Lees and Dylan Podsiadly
Lyrics by Dylan Podsiadly

Recorded at Masters Studios in Palmerston, Northern Territory Australia and mixed/mastered with Kevin Carafa in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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At The Dakota Darwin, Australia

Hailing from tropical Darwin, indie-groovepop band At The Dakota have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Northern Territory with their addictive pop sensibilities and hooky, quirky lyrics and melodies.

A 5-piece comprising laidback lads from the Top End, their songs are unapologetically groovy, and refreshingly cryptic.
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Track Name: Peach Hat
Peach Hat

Take a peach put it on your head, peach hat I'm calling who you calling?
Out the back called Jack De Flac he grew, he sold beware the troll breeds,
I can read your mind,
with gold round his neck and mishaps in the night gleam,

Take a peach put it on your head, peach hat I'm calling who you calling?
Hind the shack, nears tracks, way back, he kills, he smiles, inhale his smokescreen,
I can eat your mind,
tattoos down your neck they dissolve the unsightly,

CHORUS
We won't change,
My mind it goes astray,
Every time I think of you my heart it tells me what to do,
Oh we won't change

Take a peach put it on your head, peach hat I'm calling who you calling?
Head splats, cave bats, Jack knows well row his boat through brick tsunamis,
I can tame your mind,
Those six thousand hells he just fell through the light breeze,

Take a peach put it on your head, peach hat I'm calling who we calling?
Out the back called Jack De Flac, he grew, he sold, beware the troll breeds,
I can read your mind,
I'll take what I need and I'll leave you behind me,

CHORUS

I've been waiting for so long,
Stroke the fire, clog the air,
Taste the dirt, revive her stare,
Deals in sacrificial wares,

CHORUS
Track Name: Jonestown
Come on down to Jonestown, welcome to new friends,
Leave your problems at the door we're smiling til the end,
Inhale sea and nitrogen and join us on our ride,
Today we find out what it's like to close our eyes and die

CHORUS
Down, down, down, we're going down, down, down,
Down, down, we're going down, down, down

Brothers, sisters, holding hands, revolution through and through,
Nine oh nine to say goodbye is this the we choose?
We will snap them, haze them, rollerblade them, turn around don't hesitate,
It's four oh five it's time to end, never to return again

CHORUS

Bodies laid out on the ground, a hollow bed of cups,
Souls they fly into the sky but did they make it up?
Pockets full of nothing cept the promises you made,
In hindsight to look backwards, forwards in this life you'd stay

CHORUS
Track Name: Stories
CHORUS
So tell me, a story that relates to mine and helps me understand oh why these memories, come haunt me when you're gone,
So tell me, how am I suppose to breathe when I am always watching you leave,
Unease, the dark before the dawn.

So take me, away from here,
Where the skies are clear and the girls beer,
The world isn't so far gone,
So haze me, and make me fear,
As I lie in my bed with thoughts in my head,
That the dark is watching me,

So tell me bout the birds and bees and how to take the salt from sea,
I wanna live in perfect matrimony with a girl from Greece,
Show me how to pan for gold and live on smokes and rock and roll,
Hard earned starts and bleeding hearts the stories that should be told,

CHORUS

So chase me, and make me sweat,
As the flags crash down as we win the crown,
Flashing lights you never forget,
You love me, and hate me say,
We scream and shout and you kick me out,
Only to come running again,

Oh Humpty oh he always fell and treated guards like they were hell,
But they still picked him up and helped him when he broke his shell,
So teach me how to live alone and dance to punk and rock and roll,
Hard earned starts and bleeding hearts the stories that should be told,

CHORUS

Melt a little chocolate with your mind,
Catching piranhas with cheese and wine,
Lace up my boots and drift away,
These are the stories that fill my day,

CHORUS
Track Name: Stumptail
Verse 1
I wrote this groove to groove on your grave,
Write an angry letter to complain of stump tail,
Breeding many bees with your best friends hope, don't even share your honeycomb,
That's why you're unhinged.

Verse 2
What has love got to do with your heart?
A park full of Starks is the one I'd like to start
Watch my steps but I won't watch yours, thanks for the gruel kid how 'bout more?
You know it's just a game, It's just a-

CHORUS
Why don't you wanna stay for this last song?
Rich kids, fake friends dancing in the storm,
Why don't you wanna stay for this last song?
Fingers on the trigger, break sails, still surf on.

Verse 3
How much time will it take you to make you mine?
Wrap you round my finger and sell you for a dime,
Scribble your brain in that notepad kid, ramble away please shut the lid,
You know that you're insane, That you're in-

CHORUS
Why don't you wanna stay for this last song?
Rich kids, fake friends dancing in the storm,
Why don't you wanna stay for this last song?
Fingers on the trigger, break sails, still surf on.

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CHORUS
Why don't you wanna stay for this last song?
Rich kids, fake friends dancing in the storm,
Why don't you wanna stay for this last song?
Fingers on the trigger, break sails, still surf on.