Listen:RAC shares ‘I Still Wanna Know’ ft. Rivers Cuomo + announces new album ‘EGO’


Grammy award winning artist RAC (pronounced Ar-Ay-Cee)—known as André Allen Anjos—will release his highly anticipated new album EGO on July 14 via Counter Records. The record follows the release of Anjos’ 2014 album Strangers, which SPIN called, “…an impossibly smooth listen.” With this release, Anjos is re-directing RAC to songwriting which accounts for the record’s intimate but full-lunged tone, as heard on the record’s second single “I Still Wanna Know,” featuring vocals and a guitar solo from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo as well as additional production by Classixx, that debuts today.

Recorded between Anjos’ home studio in Portland and sessions in Los Angeles, EGO features collaborations with Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Vampire Weekend’s Rostam, MNDR, St. Lucia, KNA, Joywave 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 content 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 ft. KNA
2. I Still Wanna Know ft. Rivers Cuomo
3. Nobody ft. Chaos Chaos
4. Unusual ft. MNDR
5. This Song ft. Rostam
6. No One Has To Know ft. Joywave
7. The Beautiful Game ft. St. Lucia
8. Johnny Cash ft. Scavenger Hunt
9. It’s A Shame ft. Pink Feathers
10. Be ft. Jordan Corey
11. Heartbreak Summer ft. K.Flay
12. Find A Way ft. Alice MK
13. Heavy ft. Karl Kling
14. End

In support of the release Anjos has confirmed tour dates across North America as well as London, Paris and Ibiza. See below for complete tour details.
RAC Tour

09.15 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
09.16 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
09.17 Vancouver, BC The Imperial
09.20 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
09.22 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival
09.24 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
09.26 Dallas, TX Trees
09.27 Austin, TX Mohawk
09.29 New Orleans, LA The Republic
09.30. Nashville, TN The Basement East
10.01 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
10.02 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
10.04 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
10.05 Washington, DC Black Cat
10.07 Philadelphia, PA Coda
10.08 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel
10.11 Toronto, ON Mod Club
10.12 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10.13 Chicago, IL Metro

Additional Dates
July 12—Los Angles, CA—Echo
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

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