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Album Stream: The Boxcar Rattle - The Boxcar Rattle

Album Stream: The Boxcar Rattle - The Boxcar Rattle

Wednesday 27th June, 2012 9:06AM

Wellington folk/punk trio The Boxcar Rattle have just unleashed their debut self-titled album and as suspected, it's damn good. Featuring singles 'Miscommunication' and 'Hallucinogens' from their excellent first release, the No Justice EP, the new album is available to stream in full via this bandcamp stream and/or you can click through to get yourself a copy for whatever you'd like to pay...

Press Release:


Roland Brown doesn't speak like a world-weary southern prospector in person, but you can be forgiven for thinking that his drawl is the real deal, seeing as everything else about the Boxcar Rattle sure is. 

Coming straight off the tail end of a swarm of frantically well-received live shows, the Boxcar have established themselves as a formidable presence in the Wellington underground scene. They've also carved a name for themselves further abroad, thanks to an impressive showing at Camp A Low Hum 2012, among a myriad of others in the North and South Islands. 

These lads are what you'd get if Townes Van Zandt somehow had a late night, furtive, cocaine-fuelled tryst with Big Brother and the Holding Company. 

There's no room for intricate harmonies or complex instrumentation here, the sheer weight of each gospel-esque hook demands attention and is perfectly complemented by the driving basslines and mad slaughterhouse drumming spewed forth by Alden Sharp and Isaac Mawson respectively.

But wait! there's more...

This motley crew of depraved rapscallions have just started their own record label: Death and Weirdness. The Boxcar's proudly analogue debut album is the first release to lock up your daughters about, with an upcoming effort from the venerable Johnsonville City Nights to follow.

Just try and resist.


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