We've been fortunate to have a ton of killer performances at WRRV Sessions over the years. This month we're taking a look back and catching up with old friends in The Racer. In August of 2015, they were among the first to perform at our monthly live music series, WRRV Sessions, and have continued to evolve as a band since then.

The Racer is an indie band from the Hudson Valley consisting of Pete Marotta (vocals, keys), Mike Esserman (guitar, keys), and Eric Sosler (bass, keys). They've traveled the country playing places like SXSW, Summerfest, and the legendary Whiskey A-Go-Go. They've played with Matt & Kim, Spill Canvas and Collective Soul and had a number shows postponed/canceled due to the pandemic.

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The Racer's influences included Radiohead, MMJ, and Death Cab For Cutie to name a few. Their new album Bang Bang is available now and they continue to work on music for their next release.

Getting to know The Racer: 6 videos you should check out

'Be Gone (Part 2 of 3)


'Atlas (Apogee, Pt. 2)'

'Paris' Performance video

'Amazing Day' Coldplay Cover

'Spiral Staircase'

Our Favorite WRRV Sessions Photos