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Radar Tip Of The Day 99: Little Racer

By Matt Wilkinson

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Posted on 28 Nov 11


One of the bands who stood out for me at CMJ recently were this lot, Little Racer.

Hailing from Brooklyn, the threepiece make me think of a more tropical-sounding Surfer Blood. Obviously I know the West Palm Beach mob sound pretty tropical anyway, but LR are seemingly all about making hazy melodies and Beach Boys choruses.

And there's not a lot wrong with that, provided you do it well. The NYC trio's debut single, out now on Young And Lost Club, is a great start, with the aptly-titled 'Split For The Coast' (video below) my favourite song of theirs thus far - not least for the bass-led waltz bit about two thirds in:

The band hit London for their first shows here this week, kicking off proceedings at The Social tonight. Full dates as follows:

The Social (November 28)
Shacklewell Arms (29)
Silver Bullet (December 2)
Electricity Showrooms (5)
Apothercary Bar (Egg) (8)
Luv Camden (10)

Stream the whole of the band's EP below:


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