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RAC debuts new song “The Beautiful Game” featuring St. Lucia + Highly anticipated new album EGO out July 14

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 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.

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.

EGO TRACKLIST

1. Fever (featuring KNA)

2. I Still Wanna Know (featuring Rivers Cuomo)

3. Nobody (featuring Chaos Chaos)

4. Unusual (featuring MNDR)

5. This Song (featuring Rostam)

6. No One Has To Know (featuring Joywave)

7. The Beautiful Game (featuring St. Lucia)

8. Johnny Cash (featuring Scavenger Hunt)

9. It’s A Shame (featuring Pink Feathers)

10. Be (featuring Jordan Corey)

11. Heartbreak Summer (featuring K.Flay)

12. Find A Way (featuring Alice MK)

13. Heavy (featuring Karl Kling)

14. End

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

September 15—Seattle, WA—Neumos

September 16—Portland, OR—Wonder Ballroom
September 17—Vancouver, BC— The Imperial

September 20—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
September 24—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater

September 26—Dallas, TX—Trees

September 27—Austin, TX—Mohawk
September 29—New Orleans, LA—The Republic

September 30—Nashville, TN—The Basement East

October 1—Atlanta, GA—Terminal West

October 2—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle

October 4—Boston, MA—Paradise Rock Club

October 5—Washington, DC—Black Cat

October 7—Philadelphia, PA—Coda

October 8—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Steel

October 11—Toronto, ON—Mod Club
October 12—Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall

October 13—Chicago, IL—Metro

ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES
July 12—Los Angeles, CA—Echo

July 14—Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade
July 21—London, UK—KOKO

July 22—Paris, FR—Wanderlust

July 23—Ibiza, Spain—Ushuaia
August 11-13—San Francisco, CA—Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
September 22 & 23—Las Vegas, NV—Life Is Beautiful Festival

BOLD—Sold out

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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