What someone wrote about Racetrack Babies:
It shouldn't take too long before these guys are releasing another album, because when they entered the studio to record this album they had 30 songs worth of material with them. "Summer Salt Santiago" features 10 of those songs - the ones that the band felt strongest about after having laid their final touch on them.
I must admit that I don't really know all that much about this Danish rock band, other than that they played at the faroese G! Festival last year. I was at the festival, but I didn't get to hear Racetrack Babies - a band that I've heard good things about afterwards, but never any of their music.
This, then, is a nice chance to get to hear what I've been missing out on. And I must say that it's likely that I have been missing out, because this is a quite good album and if their live-performance was anything like this, I would have liked it.
Here they have me at the get-go with "The Messenger" - a feel-good rocker that is also the first single from this album (see review of the single elsewhere on this page). Then there's a song called "Racetrack Babies" which is a just as likeable indie-rock song, while "Ultimate Bimbo" is more of a up-tempo rock n' roll song. My favorite song on the album, "Unshined", is the coolest noise-pop/rock song I've heard in a while. Great start/stop ideas going on here with great, fragile vocals to make it perfect. Reminds me of Glorybox. Great.
When they slow things down in other songs they even remind me of Sort Sol, which is also a plus in my book.