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Year of the Witch - FRENCHKISS
FILTER Grade: 83%

By Bailey Pennick on March 28, 2012



The debut of the Los Angeles-native sextet Races is better than many bands’ third or fourth records. Year of the Witch beautifully chronicles the heartbreak of both sides of a failing relationship, an emotionally broken individual and the death of a brother. Through the whimsical vocals and fantastic use of organ and percussion, Races has brought us something that is universally relatable. Maybe that is what makes it so tragic and brilliant all at the same time.

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