The indie band RACES formed when six Los Angeles-based twentysomethings got together and realized a common need for a new beginning. The band will release their debut LP Year Of The Witch on March 27th. They say the album is forged from the difficulties of going through a period of time when life feels most uncertain, and coming out of it renewed.
The album’s lead single “Big Broom” is an anthem for the mid-twenties set, as songwriter Wade Ryff considers its message to be one of “accepting that every ending is a new beginning.”
While the music is formed with some mid-twenties angst in mind, the video for “Big Broom” is set in a trippy house party filled with pastel helium balloons. They were approached by the director to film the video after he saw them live, and Wade Ryff had his reservations before meeting director Edward Chase Masterson. “‘Big Broom’ is a very special song for us and we were definitely picky when it came to video treatments for that song. After meeting Chase, I knew that we were in the right hands,” he says. “This video was a true labor of love for everyone involved, and it was such a pleasure being invited to combine our music with Chase’s imagination.”