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Dayton, OH-based lo-fi pop duo Swearing at Motorists teamed singer/guitarist Dave Doughman and drummer Don Thrasher, the latter a member of local heroes Guided by Voices at their Bee Thousand-era peak. Debuting in 1995 with a self-released, self-titled cassette, Swearing at Motorists returned the following year with an EP, Tuesday's Pretzel Night. The full-length Fear of Low Flying Clouds appeared in 1997, with More Songs from the Mellow Struggle (the band's debut effort for the Secretly Canadian label) and Number Seven Uptown both following two years later. By 2000, founding member Don Thrasher left the band. The Trouble with Sweeney's Joseph Siwinski was brought in to play drums. The Along the Incline Plane EP and the This Flag Signals Goodbye album both followed in 2002. A tour with the Hold Steady as well as an appearance at the annual SXSW conference coincided the release of Last Night Becomes This Morning in 2006. After an 8 year gap, the band returned with a full-length, While Laughing, The Joker Tells the Truth, in 2014. ~ Jason Ankeny

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1995 in Dayton, OH

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'00s, '10s