I WANT TO LIVE LIKE I DID BACK THEN

September 7, 2010

Back when music television provided what its name implied, this was the kind of video I waited hours on end to see.  Steel Train’s treatment for their latest single and ATG favorite, “Turnpike Ghost” is, to put it simply, fun.  Watch as some five-year-old’s dish out an adorable rendition of the song to a boozing late night talk show host.  Jay Leno could take some pointers from this guy.  Steel Train is out now on Terrible Thrills.

MP3: Steel Train – “Turnpike Ghost”

Love,
Adrian

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You and I Both Are Nothing but Thieves

June 2, 2010

There are few albums I’m looking forward to more this summer than Steel Train’s third, self-titled release.  Not much has been revealed about it so far, but the guys over at MonkeyWhale filmed a stripped-down, intimate performance of one of the record’s songs, “Bullet.”  As I’ve said before, Steel Train’s headed in a whole new direction and they’ll definitely be turning heads once the album drops on June 29th.

If you haven’t yet listened to Steel Train‘s already-released tracks, grab “You And I Undercover” below and check out our previous post on “Turnpike Ghost.”

MP3: Steel Train – “You and I Undercover”

Watch the video for “Bullet” after the jump.

Love,
Adrian

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You Don’t Have to Live Like That

February 18, 2010

Steel Train’s come a long way.  Starting out as a somewhat misplaced blend of americana-indie and 70’s-era jam music on Drive Thru Records, Jack Antonoff and co. have evolved into a stronger outfit more in tune with its indie-pop sensibilities.  The band released the breakout Trampoline over two years ago and since then I’ve been hardpressed not to see their name pop up everywhere I look.  Currently on the road opening for Tegan and Sara, Steel Train have released a new song, “Turnpike Ghost,” off of their untitled album which should be coming out sometime in June.  It’s a bit more raw and frantic than what you’ll find on Trampoline, but catchy and fun nonetheless.  And is it just me, or does Antonoff sound a hell of a lot like Win Butler here?

MP3: Steel Train – “Turnpike Ghost”

Love,
Adrian