As mentioned briefly, RACES (formerly known as Black Jesus) are one of the latest bands to join the Frenchkiss Records roster, and this CMJ is their NYC live debut. As Bill said, "they're big, emotive anthemic rock." You wouldn't know it though from the treatment Sun Glitters gave their track "Big Broom" which you can download for the first time above. Compare it to the normal version which is also up there, and which is one of three songs that appear on digital EP out this November. Their full length, Year of the Witch, is out on the label in March 2012.
Your next chance to see RACES is TODAY, 10/21, AT NOON at the free BrooklynVegan Day Party at Public Assembly. All of their dates, another song, and the EP tracklist below...
1. Big Broom
2. All For You
3. Hope & Gloom (Demo Version)
Races -- 2011 Tour Dates
10/21 - Public Assembly - Brooklyn Vegan Party 12 PM
10/21 - Spike Hill - Baeble Music Party - 3:00PM
10/22 - Pianos - Bowery CMJ Party - 1:00 PM
10/22 - Knitting Factory - Tell All Your Friends/Windish Showcase - 7:30PM