RAC pretty much always been on the fringe of EDM – they were indie electronica at their most hardcore, for sure, but their latest album and musical direction paid major dividends this year. Fresh off a set at Coachella, RAC just got airtime on NPR for his latest track, Back of the Car. Although it's not as extreme, it reminds me of that moment when Avicii brought banjo players onstage for Wake Me Up, and people were like “WTF.” RAC has been sort of toeing the line of crossover into mainstream for awhile, so I think it's actually really awesome for RAC to get this opportunity and recognition. Plus I'm a nerd and love NPR.

Check out the track below and let us know – if you're a RAC fan, do you think this is a new direction? Or just innovative? Love it or hate it, it's getting major play.

I helped Stevo co-found edmsauce and I review all artist submissions and our twitter. Both my parents are musicians and are consistently humiliated by the fact that I play piano and guitar with one hand. Originally from North Carolina. Likes: Books. Music. Spiced tea. Japan (I lived there). Austria (I lived there too). Languages. Technology. Engineering. Poetry. Music. Haikyo. Maple leaves. Windy days. Anthropomorphism. Old Sweaters. Campfires. Dislikes: Sitting in chairs. Hoarding. You can check out my favorite tracks and playlists on my Soundcloud.