For this video, RACES teamed up with director Edward Chase Masterson, who directed their previous music video for Big Broom. The band is excited to premiere the video for Lies on Noisey / Vice.
Wade Ryff of RACES says, "It was sort of surreal shooting this video for a number of reasons. For one, it was shot in the suburbs most of us grew up in, not even a mile from the the Sears dressing room in which I graduated from a teenager to a man, or so i thought. But also because there became this sense that we had entered the belly of the beast that feeds on the paranoia of those living in a lie. The irony of such an idealistic and peaceful neighborhood being inhabited by residents who seemed so scared to live there was something that really spoke to some of the most recent social issues that abstractly inspired this video."
Under The Radar : "Splits the difference between 1990s posturing and a romantic streak as long as Sunset Blvd - Creating a space where the male/female harmonies are big and the baselines are even bigger"
Magnet Magazine : "RACES (formally known as Black Jesus) aren't just fundamental indie rock. The band has put style into the classic genre, mixing catchy chords with other subtle nuances that captivates your ears’ attention."
No Fear In Pop : "Good old indie rock usually isn’t exactly our cup of tea (anymore, admittedly), but we can’t help but face the simple fact that there still is a good amount of finest, straightforwardly guitar-based music out there that does indeed evoke those same old feelings. Take as an example Los Angeles outfit RACES"
Buzzbands LA : "the sextet “melds charismatic indie-pop highlighted by the boy/girl vocals of Wade Ryff and Devon Lee, jammier psych-rock built around by guitarist’s Garth Herberg’s textures and the revivalesque energy meted out by bands such as Arcade Fire.” That’s a mouthful, but its right on.
KCRW : "Lead vocalist, Wade Ryff, who is trained in theory and also arrangement via piano, is taking the microphone for the first time and really catching the ears of many"