Shapes Of Race Cars | Apocalypse Hurts Ep

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Apocalypse Hurts Ep

by Shapes Of Race Cars

"Stadium rock hooks with indie rock originality." CDBABY SAYS: "a daydream for your ears ... modern rock is alive and well, just listen."
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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2. Meathead
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3. Captain
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4. Megaside
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5. Stad-i-yum
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6. Apocalypse Hurts
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The new rock trio Shapes of Race Cars is leading a brugeoning new, song-based indie rock scene in Silverlake CA's. They've become rapid faves with with a fresh, hook-laden live rock set and an acclaimed debut ep, "Apocalypse Hurts." While the trio's live show has won them L.A. fans, "Apocalypse Hurts" is winning them radio play, praise and fans as far away as Estonia.
This summer the band hits the road on their first tour of the Western U.S.
The Shapes of Race Cars sound is a striking combination of garage rock edge and radio-ready melodies. It echoes everything from The Dead Boys and In Utero-era Nirvana, to Guided By Voices and Cheap Trick.
"Apocalypse Hurts" represents a low-fi collection of various self-produced apartment and pool house recordings as well as one full-studio track - "Captain," (recorded at El Dorado studios by Dave Jerden's son, Brian Jerden).
Shapes of Race Cars is fronted by Dylan Callaghan, who formed the trio after dissolving his first rock band, Champion. Callaghan is the band's primary songwriter. His arching vocal melodies deliciously raw guitar combine with the punkishly counter-melodic bass play of Dale Zyla and the dynamic, physically wrenching drumming of Josh Grolemund.

EARLY PRAISE FOR "APOCALYPSE HURTS":

"This is an exceptional rock and roll ep ... big beautiful melodies over raw, buzz-saw guitars and pummelingly danceable drums. It's modern, it's smart and it rocks!!!"
- Ken Lane, Tabloid.net

" ... I went there to see some chick punk band that's supposed to be buzz-worthy and when I walked in, this three piece was on stage that literally froze me in my tracks. The voice, the melodies, the snarling ocean of tube-amp distortion, the sweat, the joy. This was Shapes of Race Cars! This is the band I've been longing for. I at least thank the girl-punkers for helping me discover them."
- Frank Parshall, The Rock N' Roll Press

"Blast this song ("Captain") from your car with the top down all summer long ... This here is a big, bashing dollop of tuneful, hard-driving, summer-anthem energy."
- Fingertips Music

AIRPLAY: Indie 103.1 (LA), KROQ (LA), KCRW (LA), KLAX (Berkeley), MTV, boomboxradio.com, and various college radio stations


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RMF

Great stuff!
I'm glad I found these guys. I based my whole music order on hearing just a couple minutes of this CD. I hope the internet spreads the word on great music like this. Check out the next to the last track (the best one).

Galaxia12

This is the best rock cd I've heard in three years!
Shapes of Race Cars is making me belive that modern rock has more to say. They came out of nowhere, submitted this ep that they did is some stinky apartment in L.A. and it has become our favorite rock cd. Angry Books and Captain are stunning - give us more boys!!!

pete m.

can't beat it
Why these guys are not huge yet is beyond me! There is not a bad song on this disc. It is refreshing to hear tasty melodies and someone who can actually sing. Check it out ASAP.
Pete M.

CD Baby


If you dug the 90s, you like anything remotely punk-isk and believe that a little bit of grunge is good for everyone, this is a daydream for your ears. Taking some exploratory cues from Nirvana, Queens of the Stoneage and Interpol, Shapes of Race Cars weaves this all into their own, composite sound, literally delivering something for all of us who basked in 90s glory but like to be reminded that today's modern rock is alive and well too. Just listen.

Jauny

the future is bright!
This CD is great. The songs are epic, the sound is powerful, the lyrics are one of a kind and the singing is unique, strong and new. This music is not like anything out there right now....it's so much better. There is hope!

igloo

this cd is probably pretty good
i haven't heard this record, it might suck, but I bet it doesn't, i bet it is super good, you should check it out

Ronin81

Good Showing!
This cd is really good. Think grungy Weezer meets some early (early) U2...at least I think. I really like "Captain". I do wish the production quality was a little better but then hey, they might want the garage band feel. All in all a good buy, some solid songs.

Karina


This is one of my favorite rock cds that I can't seem to stop listening to. Captain is my favorite song. Check this cd out but I'm sure you'll end up buying it.

Holly

This is what I call Super-Music....
Hey, I just got your cd in the mail, popped it in, and LOVED it from the get-go. I feel like finally there is some great music out there. It's real, different and super-inspiring...now i just gotta go learn how to play guitar. thanks for bringing back the Rock and Roll! yay!

Tamara Turner, CD Baby.com


If you dug the 90s, you like anything remotely punk-isk and believe that a little bit of grunge is good for everyone, this is a daydream for your ears. Taking some exploratory cues from Nirvana, Queens of the Stoneage and Interpol, Shapes of Race Cars weaves this all into their own, composite sound, literally delivering something for all of us who basked in 90s glory but like to be reminded that today's modern rock is alive and well too. Just listen.
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