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Kid Dakota is the musical moniker of Darren Jackson. Formed in 1999, Kid Dakota to date have released two albums on LOW’s Chairkicker’s UnionSo Pretty (2002), and The West is the Future (2004) – and three albums on Graveface Records – A Winner’s Shadow (2008), Listen to the Crows As They Take Flight (2011), and Denervation (2018).
Some albums were meant to be heard on vinyl. So Pretty is one of those albums, and that’s why we’re reissuing it as a 2LP on 180g of black vinyl. Originally released in 2002 on LOW’s record label, this reissue will include two previously unreleased tracks (Down to Get ’Em and Blackout) from the “So Pretty” sessions in the summer of 1999.

Darren is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, engineer, teacher, and producer. He owns and operates Shortman Studio in Northeast Minneapolis. In addition to creating and recording music, he is currently a Ph.D. student in ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His areas of research are early twentieth-century avant-garde film, film theory, and philosophy.


Band Members
Darren Jackson,
Justin Korhonen

Releases June 29th, 2018

Graveface Records is a small independent label with a focus on all things hand-made, hand-assembled & unique

It’s giveaway time! For the next 48 hours you can download everything Graveface Records have uploaded to their  bandcamp page for free (name your own price – only exception being the one pre-order we have up). That’s 71 different Graveface releases you can explore and download . Happy Holidays! Seriously a great opportunity to grab our 2016 releases (TW Walsh, Hospital Ships, Stargazer Lilies, Geti, Casket Girls, Night School etc), check out some of our back catalogue gems (Toman – seriously, download Where Wolves Wear Wolf Wear, Marshmallow Ghosts, Monster Movie etc) or grab our best sellers (Appleseed Cast, Xiu Xiu, Black Moth Super Rainbow etc). Please share this info with your compatriots. I’m also extending this to their record label, TerrorVision since most of y’all have never checked that stuff out. It’s mostly horror/sci-fi soundtracks but there’s also some “Original Production” oddball stuff. Grab the Terror Vision catalogue for free by clicking here and the Graveface bandcamp catalogue for free over here.











Also, up for pre-order today is KNIFE PLAY by Xiu Xiu. It’s been out of print on vinyl since 2003 and this version comes with a bonus 7″ and a download code including Jamie’s drunk commentary (pretty amazing actually). This is a limited one time pressing for us so if this sounds cool to you, pick up a copy now. This is a Record Store Day Vinyl Tuesday release so if you want to grab one from your local indie shop those will appear on Jan 17th.

Last but not least we just confirmed a bunch of Graveface Record Club releases for 2017.  Read those deets below & click here to join the RC to receive the next 10 Graveface releases on exclusive colored vinyl + a sub tee.











That’s all folks.  Thanks for an incredible 2016. A special thank you to those that have made it a point to check out the physical store in Savannah. Super amazing meeting so many of you throughout the year.


Aimee Argote’s voice has the power to bring music to life. The Des Ark singer, guitarist and founder can invigorate a song with her soft, compelling vocals. In the band’s new video, her simple routine brings to life a wooden figurine, which dances wildly, snakes in hand, around a fire — a contrast to the gentle music and sentimental words.

“Snake Stuff,” from Des Ark’s third full-length album, Everything Dies, captures Argote’s enchantment and tacit strength. “And when will I get used to this? / Breathing life into these things I love until they quit on me.” Sweet and strong, the song and its video find magic in the ordinary.

Andy Byers, who directed the video, writes that he sees Argote as “a force of a woman, and a source of power that gets pulled from somewhere ethereal. I liked the idea that by performing these daily rituals, Aimee ends up becoming the creator of something beyond her understanding or realization.”

Graveface Records is a small independent label with a focus on all things hand-made, hand-assembled & unique.