At the risk of upsetting those in charge of determining political correctness, we’ll describe “Isolation” as a “frog boiler.” According to the parable, if a frog is placed in room-temperature water that is slowly heated, the change in conditions won’t be recognized. “Isolation” is a song in which the intensity increases, but it’s only after a careful and thoughtful focus that a listener appreciates the beauty and genius of how the steady increase is accomplished.
“Isolation” begins with the distant-sounding vocals of a Lord Huron track. Soon, the lead vocals enter with a sound more closely aligned with a calm Eddie Vedder. At 2:23 the increase of intensity is more perceptible and “Isolation” slowly moves into a vibe that The Racer own outright.
The Racer is a band from Monroe, NY. The members are Pete Marotta (vocals, keys), Mike Esserman (guitar, keys), Steve Kondracki (guitar, keys), Eric Sosler (bass, keys), and Mike Perri (drums, percussion).