Mouth Dakota

Mouth Dakota is an American indie folk band from Chicago founded in 2005 by singer-songwriter Justin Wood. Initially the project was named The Dakota Tapes after John Lennon‘s demos but later changed to Mouth Dakota to avoid any legal issues. From 2005-2012 Mouth Dakota was the solo effort of Wood that focused on capturing a lo-fi/bedroom-recording sound. Wood released four albums under Mouth Dakota & provided the soundtrack for Garage Daze before officially forming a band in 2013 with longtime friends Steph Sulcer, Ryan Dexter, Mike Sipich & Steve Sipich (& sometimes special guests). This band also writes under the name Careless Light & the Constant Explosion delving more into powerful-ambient blues.
In 2013-as a special guest Mouth Dakota was interviewed (as a variation of the current band) on WJOB radio of Hammond, IN & performed live in the studio. As the current band-Mouth Dakota performed at Summit Outside on Powder Mountain alongside Thievery Corporation, LP, Big Boi, Justin Townes Earle, Big Gigantic, Arty & many others. They are currently working on their first full band album.

Performances  Touch Base  

'Sanctuary'…Probably one of the strangest songs I've ever written. 

An old song-recently recorded. Originally written for Holographic Angels.

Weightless by Mouth Dakota live on WJOB on 2/28/13.  (Justin Wood, Jacob Wood, Steven Sipich, Mike Sipich, Steph Sulcer)

In 1999

Way back in 1999 (when I was still recording on my Tascam 4 track tape recorder) I recorded this.  13 years ago…wow.

J. Wood “Are They Gone?”

A track from the upcoming Mouth Dakota album “You, Are The Good Sense”.

A track from the upcoming Mouth Dakota album “You, Are The Good Sense”.

Nothing wrong with a little hip hop between friends.  (just a snippet)