Swearing At Motorists: Last Night Becomes This Morning [Album Review]

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Swearing At Motorists
Last Night Becomes This Morning
Secretly Canadian [2006]

This is Swearing At Motorists’ 13th release if you count 7″ and EP releases. It is their 5th long player. With each release, Dayton, Ohio’s Dave Doughman has remained faithful to a bluesy lo-fi sound with very short tracks. Like their Dayton buddies Guided By Voices, Swearing At Motorists’ albums change direction very quickly, and great songs can last about one minute and forty seconds. This strategy sometimes works and sometimes it doesn’t. Some great songs are just not long enough to reach their full potential. However, for most of Last Night Becomes This Morning, it emits a real energy and desire to be heard. It was recorded over the past two years on the road in hotel rooms, bars, and backstage, which gives it a sense of urgency and isolation, making it the perfect listen for a rainy day.

Key Tracks: “Northern Line” / “Waterloo Crescent” / “Slave To The Kettle”

Artists With Similar Fire: Guided By Voices / The White Stripes / Sebadoh

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