The band Races haven’t done themselves any favors by giving themselves a name that’s difficult to find in a Google search. Yes, their Bandcamp page ranks high on the list, but it’s still far below references to Tony Stewart.
At least they didn’t call themselves “Santorum.”
But if you like music with lots of layers, strong harmonies and lyrics that can be melancholy without turning maudlin, Races are worth your search effort. The Van Nuys, Calif.-based sextet makes good use of guitar hooks and synthesizers to create a relaxed pop sound.
Their debut full-length album, “Year of the Witch,” comes out today. You can listen to the album stream on their Soundcloud page.
The first single, “Lies,” is available as a free download from their site. You can click on the video below to see them perform the song live:
Here’s a partial list of other new albums coming out today:
- Lionel Richie, “Tuskegee”
- Madonna, “MDNA”
- Justin Townes Earle, “Nothing’s Going to Change the Way You Feel About Me Now”
- Belle and Sebastian, “Late Night Tales 2”
- Clay Aiken, “Steadfast”
What are you looking forward to picking up next? Discuss in the comments.