Racetrack Babies were a Danish punk rock band, formed in Copenhagen in 1998, whose successful debut album produced two MTV music videos for the singles "Changing Weather" and "It's OK". The band recorded three albums with various personnel changes before dissolving in 2007.
The band was founded in 1998 by Jacob Aaby (guitar), Christian Andersen (guitar and lead vocals), Cecilie Ravik (bass) and Mads Hvidt (drums). In 2002, with Jamie Salazar replacing Mads Hvidt on drums, the band recorded its debut album, Love Sick for the band's own Musikministeriet label. The album was rereleased the following year on the Swedish label Dead Frog Records. The album received positive reviews and television and radio airplay throughout Scandinavia. Music videos for two of the album's singles, "Changing Weather" and "It's OK", appeared on MTV's Up North chart during August and September.
Following a brief break-up in 2004, the band reformed as a trio with Christian Andersen (guitar and vocals), Cecilie Ravik (bass), and Martin Bjerregaard (drums). The band recorded their second album, The End.
With new members in 2005 consisting of Christian Andersen, Morten Søfting, Cecilie Ravik and Søren Hansen, the band returned to the studio and recorded the album Summer Salt Santiago.
After a long illness Cecilie Ravik left the band in 2006 to finish her Finnish studies at Copenhagen University. After a tour of Denmark Søren Hansen also left the band due to stage fright and illness.
The band toured the United States in 2006 and received airplay on college radio stations with their song "The Storm" reaching 365 (out of 875) on the RIYL weighted college chart. The third album received some positive reviews there and was an editor's choice Best of 2006 for Indie-Music online magazine.
After the US. tour, bass player Minh Le and drummer Morten Søfting left Racetrack Babies. In May 2007 Hans Christian Wayne went into the studio together with Henrik Jørgen Svendsen on drums, Hans Find Møller on bass and Søren Ernst Hansen on guitar and recorded the album The Captain of Sorrow, but it was never released.
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