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RAC’s “Back of the Car” premieres

Thomas Bellflower June 5, 2015


“‘THE jam of the summer’…and it’s got the foot stomps, unbridled sense of fun and MGMT-flavored synth line to prove it.”—NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered”
“Back of the Car,” the new single by RAC—the solo project of songwriter André Allen Anjos—premieres exclusively via NPR Music’s “ All Songs Considered.” Listen to the track via NPR  HERE or via SoundCloud HERE. Over the next several months, RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee) is releasing a collection of singles and corresponding music videos, of which “Back of the Car” is the first installment. SPIN calls RAC, “…a master of sunny summer jams, the kind of warm-synthed, handclap-happy indie-dance numbers that make the babes at the pool party throw their hands in the air.”
Anjos spent several months writing the single with collaborator and long time friend Nate Henricks. The duo recorded at Battlestation Studios in Portland, OR. “This song means a lot of different things to me,” says Anjos of the song. “It’s about freedom, about growing up, about returning to my roots. Nate is a true artist and I’m lucky to work with him!” The new track follows the band’s 2014 full-length debut, Strangers.
Fresh off the band’s Coachella debut, Anjos is playing additional summer festivals including Bumbershoot Music Festival in Seattle and North Coast Music Festival in Chicago with a full U.S. tour to follow. Additional dates will be announced soon.
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, Oregon. 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 Odesza, among many others.
RAC began releasing original content with their first song “Hollywood” via Green Label Sound in 2012. Anjos quickly proved himself as a songwriter with his debut album Strangers, which contains the singles “Let Go,” featuring Bloc Party’s Kele & MNDR and “Cheap Sunglasses” featuring Matthew Koma.

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