Over 15 years after its initial release, David Dondero's classic 2003 album The Transient (originally released on CD by Future Farmer Recordings) is finally released on vinyl. The album was recorded by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley) at Presto! Recording Studios in Lincoln, Nebraska, except for Vaporize, which was recorded by Zach Passero in Anthony, New Mexico and Going Back to Wilmington, recorded on Panasonic slimline tape recorder in Wilmington, North Carolina by DD and doubled digitally by Stephen Pedersen.
David Dondero is a songwriter’s songwriter who’s flown under the radar for years, even though he often logs 200 shows a year, touring with the likes of Pedro the Lion and Against! Me. He has a terrific ear and eye for simple detail, for spinning songs out of the mundane just as deftly as standards like love and loss.