Based out of Los Angeles, RACES (formerly Black Jesus) blends bits of psych-rock, indie-pop, and even a little country twang for music that’s one moment guitar-driven and rollicking, and the next brimming with intense emotion and poppy hooks. The wild, but charming songs on the band’s Frenchkiss Records debut, Year Of The Witch, are further highlighted by frontman Wade Ryff’s raspy-textured, yearning vocals.

Featured song: “Hope And Gloom”

Year Of The Witch is the latest album by RACES.

Complete radio broadcast and playlist: http://b-t-r.co/LOIWDh

Official website: http://racestheband.com
Twitter: @RACEStheband

Upcoming tour dates:
7/6 @ Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA
7/22 @ Beachland Tavern in Cleveland, OH
7/25 @ Kungfu Necktie in Philadelphia
7/28 @ Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
8/1 @ The High Watt in Nashville, TN
8/4 @ Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, TX
8/7 @ The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ

About Live Studio on BTR:
BTR Live Studio features a mix of breaking and established musicians playing exclusive sets in our studios, then sitting down for a chat with host Maia MacDonald. Maia is a musician and DJ who’s been involved with the music scene for a number of years and has a knack for asking the questions that musicians actually enjoy answering. Watch more episodes of BTR Live Studio on our Blip page: http://blip.tv/btrlivestudio