Races (formerly known as Black Jesus) formed in late 2009 after singer/songwriter Wade Ryff escaped the sweaty grips of multiple bands, the San Fernando Valley and, so the story goes, a real life witch.

First formed as an impromptu group assembled for a one-off performance, the band was a haphazard collection of musicians who had befriended one-another over years of playing music.

Now however, the band of seven is on the verge of releasing their self-recorded and produced album. They create a hybrid of indie rock and psych-pop – lush, brooding songs with orchestral flourishes and a strong sense of melody that recall the halycon days of 4AD.

In the meantime you can pick up their debut release – a 7 inch single of Big Broom b/w Cruel and Rude, which is out late April on JAXART Records.

Order your copy here.

Download Races – Big Broom mp3 (from Big Broom 7″)

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