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North Dakota:

The Daleks



CITY: North Dakota
SONG TO DOWNLOAD:

ND_Daleks 
CITY: Fargo
SONGS THAT GOT US: "Planet Two," "Level Headed"
MYSPACE ADDRESS: myspace.com/davrosandthedaleks
RECORD LABEL: Unsigned

WHY THEM? If this isn't the best band in North Dakota, call Steve Buscemi and get that wood chipper out of the shed. The Daleks are a compelling blend of sloppy roots rock and strutting garage, and they're not afraid of the occasional screaming guitar solo. They'd come up just before the Eagles of Death Metal in a tiny iTunes library, and the transition would be completely natural. For a band named after a Doctor Who reference, the Daleks have a surprisingly robust sound, and from what we've heard, it'd be shocking to imagine any of them in a flowing scarf.

BONUS BIT! Daleks are the adorable robots on Doctor Who that resemble coffee percolators with arms. "Exterminate," their chilling catchphrase, haunts sci-fi fans to this day.