Daily Dose Pick: Steel Train


As a companion to their third album, New Jersey indie rockers Steel Train got some female friends to provide covers of every song on the record — friends including Scarlett Johansson, Tegan and Sara, and Amanda Palmer.

Named after the band’s new independent label, Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1 is released today in conjunction with the group’s ambitious new self-titled record. Also among those providing a gender-flipped take on Steel Train‘s 12 tracks are Nellie McKay, Angel Deradoorian, and Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat.

For the band, the release marks its first album after splitting from Drive-Thru Records, becoming truly independent for the first time. Fittingly for the current music climate, its profile is simultaneously only continuing to rise.

Visit Steel Train’s official website, read about the making of the album, get a free download of “Turnpike Ghost” and hear Tegan & Sara’s cover of the song, become a fan on Facebook, and buy the album

or get the digital combo featuring Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1.