This Array

Play This Array

Although he doesn't play an instrument and is tone deaf as an earthworm, Mike Reed is like our sixth member. After our set at a Transparent Radiation night last October, he told us this is his new favorite Dallas Orbiter song. That's good enough for us. We wrote this & recorded it in one night in June of '09, and had forgotten about it until we were putting together the set list for the aforementioned show. Simplicity.

  • Both songs, as always, masterfully mastered by Neil Weir at Old Blackberry Way

    Terminal Eyes

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    If you only know Al Stewart from "Year of the Cat" and "Time Passages," we strongly suggest you check out his earlier albums Past, Present & Future and Modern Times; both excellent historically-themed psych-pop nuggets. This one is from the former. Also, go see dark-folk duo The Quaking Bogge post-haste. They covered the same album's "Roads To Moscow" at last year's Heliotrope festival and inspired us to further investigate Al's discography.


    For our tenth(!) anniversary as a band we decided to do something a little different this year. We will be posting a two-song single for free download every month in 2011. The "A-sides" will be our songs and the "B-sides" will be covers. At the top of the page you'll find the most recent release, and along the right side you'll be able to grab releases from past months. Below will be semi-frequent updates from the dudes. Touch us at band@dallasorbiter.com.

    June single somewhat slightly delayed/Turf Club show

    Some technical difficulties set us back so we won’t be able to post the June single until sometime early in July.  We know you were all breathlessly waiting by your computers, so sorry for the delay.  July’s single is already completed, however, so we’ll be right back on track.   If you’d like a preview, come check us out at the Turf Club on Thursday, July 7th.

    Request us on the Current!

    MPR has added some of our new tunes to their awesome web interface. You can request songs like This Array (from our February release) as well as rate and find other tunes by us.

    Show this Saturday, May 14th.

    HK Underground presents I, Colossus, The Brutes, Dallas Orbiter
    $5 Cover

    City Pages

    Holed up in our custom built cave

    Studio #1 began to take shape during the winter of 2003 in a small south Minneapolis basement. The goal was to make it sound proof enough to stay on good terms with the neighbors. As for considerations for roommates, none were made.  The band sustained only minor injuries from mis-swung hammers and lumber-to-the-head encounters.

    Studio #2 is tucked into a quiet NE neighborhood. Again, the aim was to be good neighbors but this time we had loftier goals. We were to convert a cold cement bunker of a 3-car garage into a studio/workshop/storage area. We also needed to keep my family in mind. My wife loves us but glasses vibrating to the floor from the bass was no longer acceptable.  We upped the ante with bigger power tools but the band again escaped serious injury (and an automatic name-sponsorship deal for the new room–we intended to name the studio after the medical term for the first emergency room-worthy mishap).  Things seem to have worked out again.

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