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OTM: Steel Train

posted by High Voltage Staff | Thursday, September 27, 2007 | 1:03 PM

Biography
Much like Southern rock revivalists My Morning Jacket and Kings of Leon, Steel Train essay a post-punk take on the hoary sounds of '70s album-oriented rock; it's classic rock radio sent through a few hipster fuzz pedals. Singer Scott Irby-Ranniar and guitarist Jack Antonoff formed Steel Train (taking their name from the Bob Marley song of the same title) as a busking duo in New York City in 1999. Adding second guitarist Matthew Goldman, bassist Evan Winiker, and drummer Matthias Gruber, the nascent five-piece signed to the successful emo label Drive Thru Records in 2002, releasing the debut EP For You My Dear early the next year. This was followed in 2004 by 1969, a concept EP of six songs from the titular year by the Jackson 5, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bob Marley, David Bowie, the Beatles, and Creedence Clearwater Revival. Steel Train's debut full-length, Twilight Tales from the Prairies of the Sun, was released in 2005, featuring several songs about the breakup of Antonoff's relationship with actress Scarlett Johansson. After touring for the album was completed, Goldman and Gruber left Steel Train, replaced by guitarist Daniel Silbert and drummer Jon Shiffman. — Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

Video: Making of Trampoline
What happens when you take five boys from the east coast, cram them in a house in southern California, and let them do what they do best? Not sure, but we're pretty confident it sounds amazing.


Album: Trampoline (Drive-Thru Records)
Steel Train - Trampoline1. I Feel Weird
2. Black Eye
3. Firecracker
4. Alone On The Sea
5. Dakota
6. Kill Monsters In The Rain
7. A Magazine
8. Diamonds In The Sky
9. Women I Belong To
10. I've Let You Go
11. School Is For Losers
12. Leave You Traveling


Release date: October 16, 2007

Upcoming Dates
Oct 4 @ School of Rock --- Hackensack, NJ
Oct 5 @ Toquet Hall Student Coffeehouse --- Wesport, CT
Oct 6 @ Higher Ground --- South Burlington, VT
Oct 8 @ The Agora Theatre --- Cleveland, OH
Oct 9 @ The Basement --- Columbus, OH
Oct 10 @ Subterranean --- Chicago, IL
Oct 11 @ Creepy Crawl --- St. Louis, MO
Oct 12 @ The Picador --- Iowa City, IA
Oct 13 @ The Jackpot --- Lawrence, KS
Oct 15 @ Marquis Theater --- Denver, CO
Oct 16 @ Kilby Court --- Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 18 @ Bottom of The Hill --- San Francisco, CA
Oct 19 @ Black Box @ CSU-Monterey Bay --- Seaside, CA
Oct 20 @ The Roxy --- Los Angeles, CA
Oct 21 @ Chain Reaction --- Anaheim, CA
Oct 22 @ Modified Arts --- Pheonix, AZ
Oct 23 @ Club Congress --- Tuscon, AZ
Oct 25 @ House of Blues-Dallas --- Dallas, TX
Oct 26 @ Emo's --- Austin, TX
Oct 27 @ The White Rabbit --- San Antonio, TX
Oct 28 @ The Blue Dome --- Tulsa, OK
Oct 29 @ Meacham Auditorium @ Univ. of Oklahoma --- Norman, OK
Oct 30 @ Dregs --- Memphis, TN
Oct 31 @ Rocketown --- Nashville, TN
Nov 1 @ The Masquerade --- Atlanta, GA
Nov 2 @ The Orpheum --- Tampa, FL
Nov 3 @ Studio A --- Miami, FL
Nov 4 @ The Social --- Orlando, FL
Nov 6 @ Ottobar --- Baltimore, MD
Nov 7 @ Black Cat --- Washington DC
Nov 8 @ The Bowery Ballroom --- New York, NY
Nov 9 @ Water Street Music Hall --- Rochester, NY
Nov 10 @ TT The Bears Place --- Cambridge, MA

MySpace | Drive-Thru Records

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