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RAC | Buy Strangers

Andre Anjos has been building a name for himself as a remix artist extraordinaire. On top of all the skill he’s built over the years comes an LP that consists solely of his own work. Rife with the sprightly indie-pop instrumental goodness we love, Strangers also packs a tropical vocal punch from some of the biggest acts out there (to name a few: Alex Ebert, Tegan & Sara, and St. Lucia). Now, please excuse us while we take these catchy vibes out.

Come dance with us in Santa Ana on April 9th. An RAC live set is nothing short of stellar. Tickets are still on sale!

Tracklisting

1. Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)
2. Ello Ello (ft. Body Language)
3. Hollywood (ft. Penguin Prison)
4. Cells
5. Hard To Hold (ft. Tegan & Sara)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/rac%20strangers/05%20-%20Hard%20To%20Hold%20%28feat.%20Tegan%20and%20Sara%29.mp3]
6. Tourist (ft. Tokyo Police Club)
7. Tear You Down (ft. Alex Ebert)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/rac%20strangers/07%20-%20Tear%20You%20Down%20%28feat.%20Alex%20Ebert%29.mp3]
8. Sixteen
9. Seventeen (ft. Pink Feathers)
10. Repeating Motion (ft. Karl Kling)
11. All I Got (ft. Peter Morén)
12. I Should’ve Guessed (ft. Speak)
13. Ready For It (ft. St. Lucia)
14. 405 (ft. YACHT)
15. We Belong (ft. Katie Herzig)
16. Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/rac%20strangers/09%20-%20Cheap%20Sunglasses%20%28ft.%20Matthew%20Koma%29.mp3]

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RAC | Buy Strangers

Andre Anjos has been building a name for himself as a remix artist extraordinaire. On top of all the skill he’s built over the years comes an LP that consists solely of his own work. Rife with the sprightly indie-pop instrumental goodness we love, Strangers also packs a tropical vocal punch from some of the biggest acts out there (to name a few: Alex Ebert, Tegan & Sara, and St. Lucia). Now, please excuse us while we take these catchy vibes out.

Come dance with us in Santa Ana on April 9th. An RAC live set is nothing short of stellar. Tickets are still on sale!

Tracklisting

1. Let Go (ft. Kele & MNDR)
2. Ello Ello (ft. Body Language)
3. Hollywood (ft. Penguin Prison)
4. Cells
5. Hard To Hold (ft. Tegan & Sara)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/rac%20strangers/05%20-%20Hard%20To%20Hold%20%28feat.%20Tegan%20and%20Sara%29.mp3]
6. Tourist (ft. Tokyo Police Club)
7. Tear You Down (ft. Alex Ebert)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/rac%20strangers/07%20-%20Tear%20You%20Down%20%28feat.%20Alex%20Ebert%29.mp3]
8. Sixteen
9. Seventeen (ft. Pink Feathers)
10. Repeating Motion (ft. Karl Kling)
11. All I Got (ft. Peter Morén)
12. I Should’ve Guessed (ft. Speak)
13. Ready For It (ft. St. Lucia)
14. 405 (ft. YACHT)
15. We Belong (ft. Katie Herzig)
16. Cheap Sunglasses (ft. Matthew Koma)
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/rac%20strangers/09%20-%20Cheap%20Sunglasses%20%28ft.%20Matthew%20Koma%29.mp3]

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RAC | Buy Don’t Talk To

Remember when we saw RAC on their first live tour? We do; unforgettable. The mystery song that had the room swooning to Karl Kling on vox has finally surfaced and it’s bringing back great memories. It’ll be on their 2-part LP, Strangers, due in full early April. For now, it’s a free download.

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Buy Don’t Talk To | RAC

Last weekend, we had the privilege of catching RAC’s fifth ever live show at the Observatory OC. Having only seen DJ sets by Andre and Karl, we didn’t know how this would fly. They were continually retweeting people talking about how the set was high energy, but how…was the mystery. We got into the venue filled with anticipation – it’s been a while since we’ve been this giddy to see an artist we’ve seen before. The band stepped out on stage to the roaring crowd: Andre, Liz (Andre’s wife), Karl, and Jeffrey Jerusalem of YACHT. I have to add right now that there was this weird feeling of insane happiness to see Andre and Liz up there following through with their passion together. True love is real people! They got right into it with one of our favourites: Foster the People’s Houdini and the room started heating up almost instantly.

They continued to play their crowd classics in a fresh new way that only live instruments could orchestrate. Among them were Two Door’s Something Good Can Work, Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Zero, Hollywood, and a guest appearance by MNDR for the encore: Let Go. The standout tracks of the night were Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Home, which they completely revamped to incorporate the kind of energy the song always lacked, and their original off the latest EP, Tourist. RAC also decided to surprise us with a completely new original that showcased Karl on vocals! Can’t wait to see that one surface for us all to fawn over. We were thoroughly impressed with how the live instruments brought the fire out of tracks we always viewed as being more “chill” than anything. Not to mention the eye candy they brought to the table:Strangeloop’s Reactive Pillar was a work of art!

We have no qualms with saying we were dancing and singing along non-stop. And all too soon, the show was over. I have to say, though, it was getting pretty unbearably hot in there – sweat dripping from the ceiling status. That’s just how you know it was a special show! One of our friend’s summed it up quite well: “RAC is one of the bands we’d follow around the country on a live tour.” We agree and absolutely hope they incorporate more live shows into their schedule. Best of luck to the crew and big up on a glorious transfer to a live band.

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Buy Don’t Talk To | RAC

Last weekend, we had the privilege of catching RAC’s fifth ever live show at the Observatory OC. Having only seen DJ sets by Andre and Karl, we didn’t know how this would fly. They were continually retweeting people talking about how the set was high energy, but how…was the mystery. We got into the venue filled with anticipation – it’s been a while since we’ve been this giddy to see an artist we’ve seen before. The band stepped out on stage to the roaring crowd: Andre, Liz (Andre’s wife), Karl, and Jeffrey Jerusalem of YACHT. I have to add right now that there was this weird feeling of insane happiness to see Andre and Liz up there following through with their passion together. True love is real people! They got right into it with one of our favourites: Foster the People’s Houdini and the room started heating up almost instantly.

They continued to play their crowd classics in a fresh new way that only live instruments could orchestrate. Among them were Two Door’s Something Good Can Work, Temper Trap’s Sweet Disposition, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Zero, Hollywood, and a guest appearance by MNDR for the encore: Let Go. The standout tracks of the night were Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ Home, which they completely revamped to incorporate the kind of energy the song always lacked, and their original off the latest EP, Tourist. RAC also decided to surprise us with a completely new original that showcased Karl on vocals! Can’t wait to see that one surface for us all to fawn over. We were thoroughly impressed with how the live instruments brought the fire out of tracks we always viewed as being more “chill” than anything. Not to mention the eye candy they brought to the table:Strangeloop’s Reactive Pillar was a work of art!

We have no qualms with saying we were dancing and singing along non-stop. And all too soon, the show was over. I have to say, though, it was getting pretty unbearably hot in there – sweat dripping from the ceiling status. That’s just how you know it was a special show! One of our friend’s summed it up quite well: “RAC is one of the bands we’d follow around the country on a live tour.” We agree and absolutely hope they incorporate more live shows into their schedule. Best of luck to the crew and big up on a glorious transfer to a live band.

RAC | Buy Don’t Talk To

It’s been two years in the making, and the anticipation for RAC’s EP was completely worth it. While the EP only showcases 2 new tracks, the 2 previously released singles on it don’t remove any of the luster.

There’s something about the somber lyrics – and wonderful vocalists – backed by the addictive cheery exterior instrumentals that keep us wanting more. We’re really digging We Belong ft. Katie Herzig; although the voice of David Monks of Tokyo Police Club on Tourist brings RAC’s sound together in a very special way. Hopefully we’ll see some of you at one of the SOLD OUT live shows! Check some of their covers after the jump.

Tracklist

1| Let Go ft. Kele Okereke and MNDR
2| Hollywood ft. Penguin Prison
3| Tourist ft. Tokyo Police Club
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/1-03%20Tourist%20%28feat.%20Tokyo%20Police%20Club%20%29.mp3]
4| We Belong ft. Katie Herzig

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RAC | Buy Don’t Talk To

It’s been two years in the making, and the anticipation for RAC’s EP was completely worth it. While the EP only showcases 2 new tracks, the 2 previously released singles on it don’t remove any of the luster.

There’s something about the somber lyrics – and wonderful vocalists – backed by the addictive cheery exterior instrumentals that keep us wanting more. We’re really digging We Belong ft. Katie Herzig; although the voice of David Monks of Tokyo Police Club on Tourist brings RAC’s sound together in a very special way. Hopefully we’ll see some of you at one of the SOLD OUT live shows! Check some of their covers after the jump.

Tracklist

1| Let Go ft. Kele Okereke and MNDR
2| Hollywood ft. Penguin Prison
3| Tourist ft. Tokyo Police Club
[audio:http://www.controlaltdelight.com/Music/1-03%20Tourist%20%28feat.%20Tokyo%20Police%20Club%20%29.mp3]
4| We Belong ft. Katie Herzig

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Remix Artist Collective

Two years and some change after Hollywood, RAC has finally released another original: Let Go. It features two amazing vocalists [Kele Okereke and MNDR] and is a disco-pop hit ripe with RAC’s trademark happy melodies. Just as with Hollywood, there are lyrically wistful undertones that add a uniquely human touch.

The trio has also started out on a live tour. We’re hoping they bring out the extended family that they’ve remixed along their journey. That’d make for such an awesome show. Anyway, the single is out tomorrow. Stream it below.

Let Go

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Remix Artist Collective

Two years and some change after Hollywood, RAC has finally released another original: Let Go. It features two amazing vocalists [Kele Okereke and MNDR] and is a disco-pop hit ripe with RAC’s trademark happy melodies. Just as with Hollywood, there are lyrically wistful undertones that add a uniquely human touch.

The trio has also started out on a live tour. We’re hoping they bring out the extended family that they’ve remixed along their journey. That’d make for such an awesome show. Anyway, the single is out tomorrow. Stream it below.

Let Go