I'm quite excited about this local (San Francisco) band. Railcars (formerly known as Aria C Jalali, the lead singer's name) has released a 7-inch vinyl EP called Postmodernism! and have another EP in the works which is being produced by Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu). Originally oriented as a bedroom music project, it soon blossomed into a 4 piece; subsequently, they found themselves opening for Handsome Furs. The immediate aural connections to the Wolf Parade crew are evident, but while Dan Boeckner and crew tend towards morose/angst, Jalali et al approach their music with a little more hope/desperation. So, count me in as a member of the Railcars fanclub.
::: Railcars - There is Ice; It is Blue
::: Railcars - Neon Lovers Glowing on a Dull and Dark Night
Keep an eye out for their upcoming EP and try and pick up one of the remaining vinyl EP's at a live show.
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