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13 Questions with Dylan of Shapes of Race Cars

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They have a weird name, they're unsigned, but still their music ends up on big tv shows and on the radio. Dylan Callaghan, the frontman of Silver Lake's Shapes of Race Cars, explains how this can possibly be.

LAist: 1. Shapes of Race Cars have been around forever. You're playing the Key Club tonight, opening for Metal Skool. What your favorite LA club to play in?

Dylan Callaghan: tony, baby!!! SRC has not been around forever - but I HAVE. The Shapes have been around for about two years, but SRC as we now know it has actually only been around about four months. after we finished the new record - POWER - we recruited a fourth member, charles smith, who has really changed things. he wears funny jackets, sings real good and does special choreographed dances with me.

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as for our favorite club in l.a., that would be las vegas. oh, in la? um, I would say tuscon arizona. no, seriously, the echo. definitely the echo.

2. Which race cars are you talking about? Funny cars, Indy cars, NASCAR?

I think we're talking about honey bbq fritos molded into the shape of formula one race cars. a girl was eating them on my bed when the band was named.

3. Do you prefer the shape of an 82 Vette, a 67 Vette, or something more modern?

I want to make a lot of money and buy my father an electric yellow 67 vette. it's a promise i made to him years ago. happy mothers day dad!