railcars 'Cathedral With No Eyes' (Download via Terror Bird)
railcars 'Passion of St. Edmund [Rebirth]' (Download via Terror Bird)
I have been on an unplanned kick with indie music lately that revolves around one man bands. Atlas Sound and Ducktails come to mind immediately.
Here's a relatively new noisegazer for you; railcars aka Aria Jalali. His first 7" was produced by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu and he has a 12" EP out this week for the single 'Cathedral With No Eyes' on vinyl via Stumparumper. You can grab the EP digitally via Gold Robot.
The EP apparently recounts the life of Edmund the Martyr, a 9th century king of East Anglia with songs about his life and succession to the throne as a young boy, his conquests, his suffering at the hands of vikings and death by their arrows.
This record is pressed on 140 gram black vinyl and features full color pro-printed jackets and full color labels with artwork by Claudia O'Steen. Also included is an MP3 download card of the album.
The first 100 pre-orders will also receive an exclusive, hand-numbered, pre-order-only 8.5"x11" Railcars poster and a 1" pin featuring the album art. Also, ALL pre-order customers will be entered into a drawing to win a TEST PRESSING OF THE ALBUM!!! There are only 5 of these in existence, so this is quite an opportunity. Second prize will be a copy of Aria's almost-out-of-print first release, the Cities vs. Submarines 7" ep.
You can also catch railcars live in a city near you:
FALL 2009 TOUR
10/29 YMCA theater - cambridge, ma
11/1 monkeytown - brooklyn, ny
11/2 now that's class - cleveland, ohio
11/6 the empty bottle - chicago
11/7 pangea house - minot, north dakota
11/8 the laboratory - missoula, mt
11/10 the shed - vancouver, bc
11/11 logan's - victoria, bc
11/12 dreamstation64 - seattle, wa w/ Universal Studios Florida
11/13 le voyeur - olympia, wa
11/14 the artistry - portland, or
11/17 north bay art/film collective - santa rosa, ca
11/18 fungarden - sacramento, ca
11/19 thee parkside - san francisco, ca
11/20 flux 53 gallery - oakland, ca
11/23 synchronicity space - los angeles, ca
11/24 acrobatics everyday - irvine, ca
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