Cafe Racer is the collective force of five of Chicago’s premiere noise-makers conspiring to weave together influences ranging from shoegaze, psychedelic, punk, drone, and electronic music. Comprised of artists Michael Santana, Adam Schubert, Andrew Harper, Pete Willson, and Colin Croom; their shared vision aims to induce the excesses of harmony, resonance, and feedback.
“Shadow Talk (Born Yesterday Records, 2020) is soluble yet rock-solid; it evaporates and re-materializes with ease. For a five-piece like Cafe Racer, grasping this slippery balance doesn’t happen by accident“
–Steven Arroyo (Pitchfork)