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.