There are record labels who can do no wrong in my eyes. When I get a press release that says Frenchkiss Records signs _______. I know that I will love ___________. This isn't blind devotion, this is a proven track-record. So, when I received an e-mail about a band called Races who had just been signed by Frenchkiss I immediately gave their music a few spins. They released a 3-song EP last fall called Big Broom, which you can listen to on Spotify or Bandcamp. It's hard to judge a band on just 3 songs but if those 3 songs are solid then you should pay attention. Races' full-length LP will be released on March 27th and it's called Year of the Witch. I expect after making the rounds at this year's SXSW there should be a considerable amount of buzz for their LP.
Races - Big Broom video via YouTube
Since, SXSW starts next week I can finally start telling you where to catch the bands that I feature. However, keep in mind that lots of bands modify their schedules at the very last possible moment. As of right now, Races are scheduled to be at the following places at the following times. The links below will take you to RSVP pages to attend those events. The only official, credentialed event is the showcase at The Stage on 6th.
- Mar 14th - Origami/Spaceland Party - Shangri-La @ 2:20PM
- Mar 14th - Frenchkiss Official Showcase - The Stage on 6th Patio @ 9PM
- Mar 16th - KXLU Day Party - Domy Books @ 1PM
- Mar 16th - The Orchard Day Party - Parkside @ 3:30PM (acoustic)