RAC’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM EGO OUT NOW VIA COUNTER RECORDS
FEATURING RIVERS CUOMO (WEEZER), ROSTAM (VAMPIRE WEEKEND), K. FLAY, MNDR, ST. LUCIA, JOYWAVE AND MORE
NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES CONFIRMED
Grammy award winning artist RAC’s—known as André Allen Anjos—highly anticipated new album EGO is out now via Counter Records. Fans can order EGO atsmarturl.it/RACEGO.
In collaboration with Counter Records and Anjos, Ujo Music—an Ethereum-based blockchain project—is creating a custom store where fans will be able to purchase EGO. The Ujo Music Store is the first of its kind allowing artists to sell their work directly to fans using Ether, the currency of the Ethereum network. The release of EGO on Ujo Music marks the first time a full album has been released on the Ethereum blockchain.
In support of the release Anjos confirms fall tour dates across North America as well as international performances in London, Paris and Ibiza. See below for complete tour details.
Recorded between Anjos’ home studio in Portland and sessions in Los Angeles, EGOfeatures collaborations with RiversCuomo, Rostam, MNDR, St. Lucia, K. Flay andJoywave 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.
RAC began releasing original music with his first song “Hollywood” via Green Label Sound in 2012. Anjos quickly proved himself as a songwriter with his debut album Strangers(2014), which contains the singles “Let Go,” featuring Bloc Party’s Kele & MNDR and “Cheap Sunglasses” featuring Matthew Koma. Anjos has made major festival appearances at Coachella, Electric Zoo, Bumbershoot and Lollapalooza.
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)
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 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