November 19, 2015

Four men, two bands: Pasadena '68, Dakota Shakedown release double-ep

Four Minneapolis based musicians playing musical chairs by being members of two like-minded bands: Pasadena '68 and Dakota Shakedown. Both acts can be labeled as indie rock, with Pasadena '68 leaning towards garage and Dakota Shakedown flying the power pop banner. After putting out a few feeler demos their first proper release is a self-titled double-EP that needs to be played loud during a road trip in classic convertible with the top down.

If writing catchy tunes was a crime, these guys would get arrested all the time. Recommended if you like The Replacements, Pavement, Teenage Fanclub and Big Star.

Pasadena '68:
Nick Leet: vocals, guitar
Chad Wheeling: guitar
Elliot Hilton: bass, guitar, backing vocals
Mike Hjelden: drums

Dakota Shakedown:
Mike Hjelden: vocals, guitar
Chad Wheeling: drums
Elliot Hilton: bass, guitar, keys, piano, backing vocals
Nick Leet: guitar, backing vocals

Pasadena '68 & Dakota Shakedown is a self-released album. Buy it from CDBaby.

  1. This Day Is Not Your Life (Pasadena '68)
  2. Moving Target (Pasadena '68)
  3. Pardon the Mess (Pasadena '68)
  4. Year of Constant Change (Pasadena '68)
  5. Hang Me a Line (Pasadena '68)
  6. Shut Out the Night (Dakota Shakedown)
  7. This Is Not Love (Dakota Shakedown)
  8. Slow Burn (Dakota Shakedown)
  9. Expired Avenues (Dakota Shakedown)
  10. Run Away (Dakota Shakedown)

Live date:
  • 11/20 Minneapolis @ Fine Line (cd release show)
    w/ Johnny Rey and the Reaction, the Customers and Sunday Stew

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» Dakota Shakedown on Facebook

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