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Catch the Buzz: Railcars

Damaged San Francisco-based noise-pop fiend hitches a ride to experimental Valhalla.

Who? With harsh synthesizers, emotive vocals, and a vaguely threatening atmosphere, one could be forgiven for confusing Railcars’ buzzy art-rock with the early work of similarly-minded experimentalists Xiu Xiu. That’s not a far stretch, though: Xiu Xiu’s leader, Jamie Stewart, produced Railcars’ debut EP in his kitchen. Journey to the center of primary member Aria C. Jalali’s tunes, however, and you’ll discover the big, skuzzy power-pop heart that shitgazers Times New Viking might have if they were machines instead of men (and women).The thumping, dirty electro beats might even inspire you to dance — once you stop feeling so nervous, that is.

Their Latest: Railcars’ debut EP, Cities Vs. Submarines, is out now on Gold Robot.

Recommended if you like… Xiu Xiu, Times New Viking, Fuck Buttons

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Attention Bands! Railcars was selected for our Buzzcatcher section via the band’s electronic press kit, which was submitted to SPIN.com via Sonicbids, a website aiding up-and-coming bands. To be considered for a Buzzcatcher spotlight, sign up at sonicbids.com and submit your music today!