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Swearing At Motorists Release Postcards From A Drinking Town (Collected Singles from ’96-’02)

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Critics wisely referred to Swearing At Motorists as “The Two Man Who” and anyone who was fortunate to see them live would surely concur. The band developed a reputation for being one of the most energetic charismatic American bands, both on stage and record. Their songs are characterized by emphatic, crunching tonic chords and emotive vocals and the recordings were always raw. A perfect combination of compact stadium rock sing-alongs and lucid love songs that portray a character at the mercy of his own destiny. It all began in the early 1990’s in the bedrooms and basements of Dayton, Ohio amongst the hazy murk of the Midwest American lo-fi scene — a movement championed by neighbors Guided By Voices as well as Sebadoh, Supreme Dicks, and Pavement. We here at Secretly Canadian have combed through our libraries and are proud to offer a comprehensive collection of Swearing At Motorists’ 7-inch and compilation tracks from this exciting era. You can sample “Feeling Transparent” from Songs from a Drinking Town HERE.

This compilation is available in digital format through any of your favorite online retailers. You can also purchase a download HERE.

Foreign Born Covers Television for Aquarium Drunkard Comp

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Look for Foreign Born on Aquarium Drunkard’s round up of LA bands chosen to cover Television’s 1978 album Adventure in it’s entirety. Foreign Born contributed their version of “Days” to the re-envisioned album cleverly titled Aquarium Drunkard Presents L’Aventure, which is rounded out with tracks from seven other Los Angeles area artists. The album is a digital-only compilation and is available from Aquarium Drunkard today. Download it for free or donate an amount of your choice, which would be pretty nice considering all proceeds to go the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. Check out the full tracklist below and get the compilation HERE.

01 The Henry Clay People: “Glory”
02 Foreign Born: “Days”
03 The Happy Hollows: “Foxhole”
04 Local Natives: “Careful”
05 The Deadly Syndrome: “Carried Away”
06 Imaad Wasif: “The Fire [ft. Lykke Li]”
07 Dirt Dress: “Ain’t That Nothin'”
08 Growlers: “The Dream’s Dream”

AUDIO

Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

VIDEOS

Everybody by Gardens & Villa

Can't Have by Steven A. Clark

Falling by Here We Go Magic

Fixations by Gardens & Villa

COMING SOON

Steven A. Clark
The Lonely Roller
CD / LP
Here We Go Magic
Be Small
CD / LP

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