The rest of the record is calmer, quirkier and more introspective than Dismemberment Plan records. "Any Open Door" is desolate and slow, but Morrison's standard flippancy is in full effect in "Song for the Orca," a tribute to animals held in captivity. "This song is for the gator, laying in the roadside cage in FLA / you'll tear the cracker to shreds, someday. / I'll read about you in USA Today." Travistan was recorded, among other places, at John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone Studio, and the record has a twinge of Vanderslice, especially on "Angry Door" and "Che Guevara Poster." These are pretty much the only songs on Travistan that showcase Morrison's unique songwriting, but they're strong enough to make Travistan a place worth visiting, especially if you program the "Get Me off This Coin" songs away.