Published on Dec 4, 2012
Railer - Portland, Oregon rock band that have been compared as a mix between Muse and the Pixies.
A few years ago, Guns-N-Roses' former manager flew the members of Railer to Los Angeles to play for a gathering of major record labels. Metallica's equipment was moved offstage at SIR studios, and lead singer Randall Scott proceeded to blow the the band's chances at a major label deal by lap dancing the girlfriend of the president of one of the record companies while the members of Weezer watched.
After a long hiatus, Railer are poised to return with their sophomore album, "Zeroes and Ones".
Compared to bands such as Muse, New Order, Massive Attack, and The Cure, the band signed with Invisible Records in 2003 for the release of their first album "Frame of Mind". (produced by Martin Atkins of Ministry / Public Image Limited fame).
Their first album "Frame of Mind" landed at number 13 on college music charts, and over the years Railer has served as an incubator for musicians, including members who went on to play in Portugal. The Man, Black Veil Brides, and Builders & The Butchers.
With the tragic death of their guitarist DD Desade, the band took a step back in 2010 and recently regrouped to bring forth their sophomore album, "Zeroes and Ones". The proper album release with enhanced songs slated for release in 2013.
Randall Scott - Vocals
Andrew Wisler - Guitar
Shawn Olsen - Drums
Zev - Bass
Mo Nishiyama - Keys
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