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Shapes of Race Cars

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The new rock trio Shapes of Race Cars is leading a burgeoning 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.

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.

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