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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Steel Train's new album getting remixed by several top female artists


With the release of their upcoming self-titled album approaching, Steel Train is proud to announce an exclusive all-female companion album that features each of the new album's twelve tracks reinterpreted, re-imagined and remixed by some of Steel Train's favorite female artists. The release entitled Terrible Thrills Vol. 1 will feature friends and collaborators Tegan & Sara, Scarlett Johansson, Holly Miranda, Deradoorian, Amanda Palmer and Anna Waronker, among others. Terrible Thrills Vol. 1 will be available via pre-orders and vinyl / deluxe packages at Steel Train will be released on the band's own label Terrible Thrills on June 29th.

"What makes this album so special to us is that each of these amazing artists took our songs and made it into something totally new and special" says songwriter Jack Antonoff. "They've created an altered universe version of Steel Train."

Praised by Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Alternative Press, Esquire and Relix for his passionate songwriting, Terrible Thrills holds special significance to Antonoff.  "I couldn't be happier with how the new Steel Train album turned out. But when I was writing these new songs, I had pictured a female taking the lead. With Terrible Thrills, my wish came true," laughs Antonoff.

The first track from Terrible Thrills Vol. 1 will be available shortly via the band's website. Steel Train will head out on a national headlining tour beginning June 22nd. Tour dates below.

Terrible Thrills Vol. 1 Artists (in order of appearance):

Scarlett Johansson
Tegan & Sara
Holly Miranda
Alia Shawkat
Amanda Palmer
Elizabeth and the Catapult
Charlotte Caffey (of The Go Go's) and Astrid McDonald
Anna Waronker
Rachel Antonoff
and more ...


June 22    Mercury Lounge          New York, NY
June 24    Eagle Theatre               Pontiac, MI
June 25    Summerfest                  Milwaukee, WI
June 26    The Firebird                 St. Louis, MO
June 27    Lincoln Hall                 Chicago, IL
June 29    Bluebird Theatre          Denver, CO
June 30    Kilby Court                  Salt Lake City, UT
July 2       Great American Music Hall    San Francisco, CA
July 6       El Rey                          Los Angeles, CA
July 7       Rhythm Room             Phoenix, AZ
July 9       Emo's Alternative Lounge      Austin, TX
July 10     House of Blues             Dallas, TX
July 12     The Social                    Orlando, FL
July 12      Drunken Unicorn        Atlanta, GA
July 14      Exit/In                          Nashville, TN
July 16      Grog Shop                   Cleveland, OH
July 17      Water St. Music Hall   Rochester, NY
July 20      Jammin Java                Vienna, VA
July 21      First Unitarian Church       Philadelphia, PA
July 22      Bowery Ballroom               New York, NY
July 23      Middle East                        Cambridge, MA

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