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 at smarturl.it/RACEGO.

The album has already begun to receive critical praise:

“Addictive” –V Magazine

“The beat is punchy and the vibe is like falling in love.” –Billboard

“A modern pop classic.” –Clash

“‘This Song’ is a ruminative number that kindles contagiously
good vibes and an effervescent energy.” –Dancing Astronaut

“Possesses a whole bunch of indie pop pizzazz.” –Indie Shuffle

“RAC has always been able to bring summery vibes with his work and his latest ‘The Beautiful Game’ does that exactly.” –thissongissick


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, EGO features collaborations with Cuomo, Rostam, MNDR, St. Lucia, K. Flay and 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 their 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.

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

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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)
14. End


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
*w/ NVDES
†w/ Gigamesh
‡w/ LPX


September 15 /// Seattle, WA /// Neumo’s
September 16 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Ballroom*
September 17 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Imperial*
September 20 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Fonda Theatre*
September 21 /// San Diego, CA /// The Music Box*
September 22 & 23 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life Is Beautiful Festival
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‡