With a decade of releases under their belt, Dave Doughman’s two man group is taking a deep, honest look at their present circumstances. “Time Zones And Area Codes” finds Doughman seeking a silver lining: “When this plane lands there’ll be no screaming fans/Just a long cab ride to the north of town/One flight of stairs, lay it all down/ And smile as you hear the sound of the El.” “Last Night Becomes This Morning” was recorded on the road between dates, during soundchecks, and on a bus. While Jackson Browne and R.E.M. have used the world of touring as a creative launching pad, they were doing so from the comfortable realm of bigtime success. Swearing At Motorists are in that indie limbo where constant touring is possible, but financial rewards are not. That is why the songs and sentiments here grab you by the throat and the heart, with an immediacy that reaches far beyond Running On Empty.
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