From Dumptruck MySpace page:
The music business is, for better or for (more often) worse – a business, and the business of music has never been particularly kind to Seth Tiven. In fact, it seems it has been downright cruel. In the early 1980’s Tiven, along with fellow Connecticut native Kirk Swan, formed Dumptruck: a droning, dejected sounding, post-punk, guitar based pop band. Coming out of the era’s very productive Boston music scene with a set of well written, bleak demos, Dumptruck garnered some label interest with the simply titled d is for Dumptruck. Soon after, they signed on with an (Australian based) independent label called Big Time. It would be a tenuous and fateful marriage.