Driver X

Driver X

BandRockAmericana

A mix of retro and current, modern and perfectly antiquated, the band's sound lends itself across genres- and that's a beautiful thing.

Biography

Driver X's followup to 2002's Super 12 is a stylistically sprawling work visiting touchstones of indie-rock, 60¹s orchestration, lo-fi experimentation and blustery guitar work. The music is set against Will Croxton¹s lyrical backdrop of a broken relationship being sewn back together. The group set out to expand on Super 12¹s pop touches and has created an album of uncompromising promise. An added bonus is the bands¹ cover of Ray Davies classic ³Oklahoma USA².

The 12-song set was produced by Alan Weatherhead, whose previous work includes Mary Timony, Sparklehorse, Nina Persson, Camper Van Beethoven and Champale.
Known for their incredible live shows (one scenester observed, "like Wilco backed by Oasis"), the band has recently toured the Southeast and appeared at SXSW. Northeast, Southern & Midwest dates are planned for spring and summer.

Lyrics

King Of Nothing

Written By: Will Croxton/Idle Thoughts Music BMI

King of NothingYou felt like the photograph was lostYou heard a voice call into the audienceHe played the last song singingWonderin aloud if he¹d ever pay the costIf life¹s let you down soKeep your head above the groundDon¹t be the last one to knowThe hardest part of letting go is letting you knowEvery time you step you seem to take a stop for waitingYou hear the call but you haven¹t made itSpeaking for one who¹s come undoneTry not to be so obviousWhen it¹s so obviousWhen every little thought takes everything you¹ve gotAnd everything you feel makes everything realEverywhere you go you see someone you knowAnd you¹re slipping, don¹t start slipping awayIf you believe in everythingYou¹ll be the king of nothing at all Want to believe in everyoneWho¹s come undone (hang on Am but with crashes, strings screech upward)Want to believe in everyone

Daylight

Written By: Will Croxton/Idle Thoughts Music BMI

Daylight

She brings the merriments to the next train station
I watch the stops go by for recreation
Seeing all the faces, left behind for now
She knows, she smiles

Curtain calls for breakfast, empty notes for pay
Death of the songwriter fills back pages of the day
Car slows and paces, she's laughing at it now
Did you ever learn how to be absurd?

Daylight I feel temperature rising
Daylight, my gift to you
I'll follow you if I must, out of the dust
Into the daylight

Girlfriend scares tomorrow with a razor she calls harlot
Sings about regret, when she's in front of me

Daylight I feel temperature rising
Daylight, my gift to you
I'll follow you if I must, out of the dust
Into the daylight

She wraps around the bars, abbreviates
Waxing orbital, with pulls and weights
Daylight breaks the window, it eases in her brow
I know, for now

Daylight I feel temperature rising
Daylight, my gift to you
I'll follow you if I must, out of the dust
Into the daylight

Smile

Written By: Will Croxton/Idle Thoughts Music BMI

Smile

Who put the stops in your alleyway?
Have you ever been scarred by Marvin Gaye?
I try to get a message to you
I wait alone in the dark, but all she wants to do is hang
Where all the creeps drive by in their cars listening to Venus and Mars
But the queen of the after-school
I'll do anything for you

Why don't you smile (at me)?

She don't hear the dial of the phone
She's about a mover and I'm always home
I wanna get through to you
But I'm the dark, dreaming of the day when
All the answers lie in sad songs
And everybody else sings along
But you haven't been playing
My favorite radio station

Why don't you smile (at me)?

Discography

LP - Super 12 - 2002 Reel To Reel Records
Single - Highway - 2002 Reel To Reel Records

Set List

10-14 songs.
45-60 minutes.
99% originals.