Little Racer
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Little Racer

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Pop Surf Rock


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"Radar Tip of the Day"

"LR are seemingly all about making hazy melodies and Beach Boys choruses." - NME

"Going for Gold: Little Racer"

"the three picked up some instruments are immediately hit on a unique sound that falls somewhere between the energy of New York's Classic garage rock scene and California soul." - Topman Generation

"Little Racer Gets Fun and Flirty with Dancing"

"The ratios are right and the results are addictive" - Filter Magazine

"Little Racer made a video, releasing new EP, opening for Cheatahs and Eternal Summers in NYC"

"Little Racer write undeniably catchy choruses" - Brooklyn Vegan

"Show Review: Cheatahs, Eternal Summers & Little Racer"

"Last Tuesday, the Williamsburg venue Baby’s All Right hosted an array of excellent garagey pop sounds featuring Little Racer, Eternal Summers and Cheatahs. Little Racer opened the night, a local foursome who rattled and clanked over hazy surf-pop riffs. The group played a few new songs from their forthcoming EP, Modern Accent, out next month, along with other melancholy, sun-soaked tunes like Vanessa." - CMJ

"Hear Little Racer's Booze-Fueled Mission Statement "Punk Life""

Little Racer are based in Brooklyn but first made a splash across the pond, landing a deal with London imprint Young and Lost Club, who put out the Yanks' "Split for the Coast"/"The Town" 7-inch in late 2011. Now, the foursome — consisting of singer-guitarist Elliot Michaud, bassist Ish Nazmi, guitarist Wade Michael, and drummer Dave Tedeschi — have signed with a new label, PaperCup Music, and announced a new EP, Modern Accent. Out April 4, the upcoming effort spans six songs, including the New Order-indebted "Dancing" (first heard via Filter) and the just-revealed "Punk Life," a rubbery bit of surf-rock. "Everybody knows that I love the punk life," Michaud sings. "And you can see it in my face, babe / I've been drinking all night." - SPIN


Modern Accent EP 

1. Fake French
2. Dancing
3. Vanessa
4. Ghosty
5. Fire Island
6. Punk Life

Format: 12 inch vinyl, digital
Release date: 4/08/2011

PaperCup Music (US)
Young & Lost Club (UK)

Split for the Coast / The Town

1. Split for the Coast
2. The Town

Format: 7 inch single, digital
Release date: 12/05/2011

Young & Lost Club



Little Racer is a four-piece from Brooklyn consisting of Elliot Michaud (vocals, guitar), Ish Nazmi (bass), Wade Michael (guitar) and Dave Tedeschi (Drums). Shortly after forming in 2010, their eponymous single Little Racer found its way across the ocean to the BBC and London imprint Young and Lost Club, who subsequently released the 7 single The Town/Split for the Coast in late 2011. After a short visit to London to support the single, they returned to New York to write and record a follow up EP. With influences ranging from New Order to Cat Stevens, their ringing guitars and choruses will take you away from it all, even if only for 24 minutes.

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