New York beach boys Little Racer release their video for Montevideo and it’s as slick as they are.
“Garage rockers without garages. Surf rockers that can’t swim.” It’s a recurring theme in music these days and not everyone pulls it off. New York New Wave band Little Racer have it down to a tee, their track Montevideo is drowning in surf vibes from beginning to end.
It’s a beautifully melodic tune littered with hooks and riffs that echo perfectly through your ears till they hit that part of your brain that makes you want to move your feet. Bouncy garage drums and a pulsing bass seamlessly layer throughout, coupled with Elliot Michaud’s smooth, reverbed vocals to top it off, out It’s surf pop at it’s finest.
U.K. bands inspire Little Racers back catalogue of catchy tunes and you can feel the New Order kicks and the Johnny Marr tones but also the recent wave of modern surf bleeds through, think Surfer Blood, Best Coast. It’s vintage meets contemporary pop showered in cool guitar.
It’s catchy, it’s cool and it’s kinda how you wish The Drums sounded. Little Racer have got the balance just right by taking a familiar sound and making it their own.