Influenced by a notion of natures, colorful sounds throughout time, the fiercely beautiful, and ambiguously poetic words and noise, Race to Neptune radiate powerfully delicate dynamics with evocative vocal melodies.
Their debut album Oh Contraire “teems with lush guitar-wall effects, tasteful melodies, and head bobbing beats. The Colorado four piece, comprised of Brian Maier (vox, guitar), Vanessa Freese (drums), Ken Cavanaugh (bass, vox, guitar) and Zach Berger (guitar) have managed to squeeze as much luscious guitar tone as possible into some of these tracks.
“The song topics are unrelated and revolve around longing, fear, anger and disgust.”
– from Jesse, Bolder Beat album review
Race to Neptune is sincerely enigmatic in their delivery and song descriptions vary from “electric wanderlust”, “dreamy nostalgia”, and “rollicking stomp”. The inspiration behind their music travels from “90’s alternative to mid 60’s psychedelia. It is an admirable characteristic of the modern artist to exude confidently such ambidexterity while holding concurrently the roots of an original and underlying sound, and this is captured greatly throughout Oh Contraire.” – quotes from Scene Magazine album review
Armed with radio play, positive album reviews, interviews, and many shows under their belt, Race to Neptune will continue to make waves in the Colorado music scene and beyond.
“I can’t wait to hear more from this band. This album has to be one of my top 10 favorites.”
– Apple music review.
Be sure to catch a show if you can because they are as loud and rocking as they are fun and impressive