Releasing this week is Hopper Race‘s debut EP Pop Priest. With his inspiration coming from a myriad of artists, including St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, and Freddie Mercury, Hopper Race’s debut is an eclectic five-song collection of electro-pop. Whether it’s bouncy, anthemic ditties like “Racing Bullets” or more dramatic, experimental jams like “Caravan”, there’s something here for everyone. Pop Priest hears your prayers for a genre-defying pop album. Check it out for yourself below via our Exclusive Stream of the new EP.
Hopper Race is the project of Aaron Berk. Before he became Hopper Race, Berk had another band in New York – a high-drama, glam rock band, Smith Island Asylum, which featured a 15-person entourage (musicians, dancers, and show girls), multiple costume changes, and video throughout. They played Webster Hall and Highline Ballroom before getting over the platforms and lashes. Between bands were a few stints with circuses in the Middle East, where Aaron found himself singing suspended from a crane 200 feet up or in the center of a Christmas village in Dubai.