Rumspringa is a fitting title for Slow Dakota’s relatively short diversion into explicitly pop songwriting; like its namesake, it seems to represent both indulgence and experimentation, but also a subtle, almost reflexive quality of clinging to the familiar.
— Will Shenton, ThrdCoast

On Oct 13, 2017, Slow Dakota released his latest EP of five songs: "Rumspringa," named after the rite of passage for Amish teenagers. (Sauerteig grew up flanked by Amish communities in his native Indiana). Produced and mixed by longtime collaborator, Sahil Ansari; mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound. Under a gloss of toe-tapping, electronic production, Sauerteig explores urban isolation, and the gnawing call of rural life. Listen on Spotify, Bandcamp, iTunes, and YouTube. Released via Massif Records.