RAC DEBUTS NEW SONG “THE BEAUTIFUL GAME” FEATURING ST. LUCIA
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM EGO OUT JULY 14 VIA COUNTER RECORDS FEATURING RIVERS CUOMO (WEEZER), ROSTAM (VAMPIRE WEEKEND), K. FLAY, MNDR, ST. LUCIA, JOYWAVE AND MORE
NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
Grammy award winning artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee)—known as André Allen Anjos—releases a new song, “The Beautiful Game,” featuring vocals from St. Lucia. The track debuts on Spotify’s “Indie Pop!” Playlist and premieres today on Brightest Young Things, who call it, “A guaranteed mood boost—the perfect song to start your day/a road trip/fight fascism.”
Listen/share the track here: http://bit.ly/2toKLoc
“The Beautiful Game” appears on RAC’s highly anticipated new album EGO out July 14 via Counter Records. Fans can pre-order EGO at smarturl.it/RACEGO. In support of the release Anjos has confirmed fall tour dates across North America as well as international performances in London, Paris and Ibiza. See below for complete tour details.
Most recently, the music video for Anjos’ track “I Still Wanna Know” premiered on Consequence Of Sound, who proclaimed, “He handles Cuomo’s solo with the utmost funky care, bringing a party to a disinterested suburban neighborhood.” The song features vocals and a guitar solo from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo as well as additional production by Classixx.
Watch/share the video here https://youtu.be/Q21YoXjShdoRE.
Recorded between Anjos’ home studio in Portland and sessions in Los Angeles, EGO features collaborations with Cuomo, Rostam, MNDR, St. Lucia, K. Flay and Joywave among others. EGO is Anjos’ most ambitious, cohesive and personal work to date and chronicles his organic progression as an artist. “The word ‘ego’ can have a negative connotation, but I think of it as an exploration of self,” he explains. “The album is really me figuring out what I personally wanted; I felt free to do whatever.”
Born and raised in Portugal, Anjos studied piano and guitar in his teens and played in local bands. He moved to the U.S. to study music business at Greenville College in Illinois before settling in Portland, OR. Anjos founded RAC while in his college dorm and has since gained an audience creating remixes for Lana Del Rey, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Foster the People, Phoenix, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, The Shins and label mates ODESZA, among many others. Anjos received his first Grammy nomination in 2016 for his remix of ODESZA’s “Say My Name” and this past year won a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up,”making him the first Portuguese artist to win a Grammy. RAC began releasing original music with his first song “Hollywood” via Green Label Sound in 2012. Anjos quickly proved himself as a songwriter with his debut album Strangers (2014), which contains the singles “Let Go,” featuring Bloc Party’s Kele & MNDR and “Cheap Sunglasses” featuring Matthew Koma. Anjos has made major festival appearances at Coachella, Electric Zoo, Bumbershoot and Lollapalooza.
September 17—Vancouver, BC— The Imperial
September 24—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
September 29—New Orleans, LA—The Republic
October 12—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
July 12—Los Angeles, CA—Echo
July 21—London, UK—KOKO
August 11-13—San Francisco, CA—Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
September 22 & 23—Las Vegas, NV—Life Is Beautiful Festival