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Steel Train release new album in June, single out now

Steel Train release new album in June, single out now

Steel Train is a cool NJ based avant-pop band that has been around for awhile but for some reason hasn't been detected by our music radars until now. We like their openly pop songwriting contaminated by schizophrenic arrangements - which skillfully and playfully quote and juxtapose all sorts of musical references. In "Turnpike Ghost" for example, the preview track from their 5th release out in June, the band's post/punk approach (reminiscent of some sort of Animal Collective/Clash hybrid) meets David Bowie's attitude and dramatic delivery, and Queen's wacky epic changes and guitar solos. The band will release a 7" limited edition vinyl of this song with a b-side cover of BULLETPROOF (by La Roux) for this year's installment of Record Store Day (April 17th.) Currently on tour, Steel Train will be back live in NJ on April 30 for the Hoodwink Festival.

Published: April 12, 2010 |

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