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24 Oct
2012


Ra Ra Riot’s third album Beta Love is set for release January 22 on Barsuk Records. The album marks the band’s first outing as a four piece with members Wes Miles on vocals, Milo Bonacci on guitar, Mathieu Santos on bass and Rebecca Zeller on violin forming the core of the group. Beta Love’s songs are informed by the works of cyperpunk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s musings on the technological singularity and transhumanism.

Inspired by their lean new lineup, the recording process found Ra Ra Riot’s members exploring and re-defining their roles within the new makeup of the group. They built upon demos created mostly by Miles and producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, Wavves) at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS. For the first time in their history the band recorded in a warmer climate and found themselves stimulated by the balmy Southern air and the physical setting of Oxford. Joined by session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer) the band enjoyed exploring its potential, experimenting with new influences and exciting sounds.

Santos said of the sessions, “Making the record was a lot of fun for us, because we were in a completely different environment, trying a completely new approach. We’d been used to arriving at a session with every song totally arranged and figured out, but in Oxford, a lot of the creative decision-making happened in the studio, on the fly. We wanted to be outside of our collective comfort zone for this record. We wanted to be open to new things happening. There was a lot of building up and tearing down with Dennis—a lot of problem solving, a lot of trial and error, and that was really exciting for us.”

Formed in the basements and attics surrounding Syracuse University in 2006, Ra Ra Riot released their debut The Rhumb Line on Barsuk in 2008. NPR Music said their 2010 release The Orchard’s “10 songs positively burst with sophistication, precision and polish.”

Ra Ra Riot will tour extensively in the new year. See dates below

Ra Ra Riot, Beta Love
1. Dance with Me
2. Binary Mind
3. Beta Love
4. Is It Too Much
5. For Once
6. Angel, Please
7. What I Do For U
8. When I Dream
9. That Much
10. Wilderness
11. I Shut Off

RA RA RIOT TOUR DATES

* with Passion Pit and Joy Formidable
† with Passion Pit
‡ with Guards
§ with Vampire Weekend & Ultraista

November 14 Setnor Auditorium @ Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
November 28 Lupo’s Providence, RI*
November 29 Liacouras Center Philadelphia, PA†
December 8 Chameleon Lancaster, PA‡
December 9 Arch Street Tavern Hartford, CT‡
December 11 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY‡
December 12 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY‡
December 13 Haunt Ithaca, NY‡
January 23 9:30 Club Washington, DC
January 25 Webster Hall New York, NY
January 26 Paradise Boston, MA
February 2-3 Hostess Club Weekender Tokyo, Japan§
February 7 Venue Vancouver, BC
February 8 Neptune Theater Seattle, WA
February 9 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
February 11 Fillmore San Francisco, CA
February 12 El Rey Los Angeles, CA
February 15 Belly Up Solana Beach, CA
February 16 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
February 17 Lowbrow Palace El Paso AZ
February 19 Kessler Theater Dallas, TX
February 20 The Belmont Austin, TX
February 21 Fitzgerald’s Houston, TX
February 23 Proud Larry’s Oxford, MS
February 24 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
February 25 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
February 26 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
February 28 A&R Music Bar Columbus, OH
March 1 Metro Chicago, IL
March 2 Der Rathskeller Madison, WI
March 3 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
March 5 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
March 6 Lee’s Palace Toronto, ON
March 7 Il Motore Montreal, QC
March 8 Higher Ground S. Burlington, VT
March 9 Pearl Street Northampton, MA

18 Nov
2011

By Jennifer Murtha

New York indie rockers and one of my personal favs, Ra Ra Riot reminded all of us that sometimes rock music can use a little cello and violin. Vocalist Wes Miles always blows me away live with the quality and perfection that matches the vocals he recorded on both their albums. Playing a great mix of favorites from their first album The Rhumb Line to newer tracks from the Orchard, the energy of the whole band is always a treat to watch. All of them usually grinning from ear to ear instantly infects you and makes you want to just dance or sing along loudly like I usually end up doing. No matter where I see them, at a festival or intimate show, they conduct themselves with such maturity and always have a solid performance. Closing out the set with Dying Is Fine as they usual do I have to think that dying would be fine after viewing such a quality show.

Photos by Jennifer Murtha. See more of her work at FromThePhotoPit.com

12 Oct
2011

Ra Ra Riot performed “Shadowcasting” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

Watch the videos below and pick up their album The Orchard on iTunes, Amazon MP3, CD

06 Oct
2011


Ra Ra Riot
takes its “romantic pop rife with heavy drumming, vintage keyboard riffs and haunting string passages” (THE NEW YORKER) back on the road once more for a series of North American headline dates kicking off today (October 6) in Toronto and running through late November.

In addition to encore visits to multiple venues the band sold out in the wake of its release of sophomore album The Orchard (Barsuk) last August, the tour will feature a visit to NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on October 11.

RA RA RIOT on tour:

10/06/11 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace &
10/07/11 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks Bar &
10/08/11 – Montreal, QC – II Motore &
10/13/11 – Gainesville, FL – University of Florida
10/14/11 – Pensacola, FL – DeLuna Fest
10/20/11 – Boston, MA – Paradise *
10/26/11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
10/28/11 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
10/29/11 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
10/30/11 – Birmingham, AL – Bottle Tree *
10/31/11 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe *
11/02/11 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM @ UCO *
11/03/11 – Dallas, TX Granada *
11/04/11 – San Antonio, TX Backstage Live *
11/05/11 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/07/11 – Santa Fe, NM – Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
11/08/11 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress *
11/09/11 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern *
11/10/11 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey *
11/11/11 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
11/12/11 – Mammoth, CA – Mammoth Mountain Canyon Lodge
11/14/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
11/15/11 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre *
11/16/11 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre *
11/17/11 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House %
11/18/11 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
11/19/11 – Madison, WI – The Sett *
11/21/11 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Warhol @ Carnegie Lecture Hall #
11/22/11 – Harrisburg, PA – The Abbey Bar

& w/ Dinosaur Bones
* w/ Delicate Steve and Yellow Ostrich
% w/ Mates of State and Generationals
# w/ Delicate Steve

01 Sep
2011

Delicate Steve is set to join Ra Ra Riot for a fall tour kicking off October 26 in Washington, DC. The group has toured extensively since the release of debut album Wondervisions (Luaka Bop), playing shows with a variety of artists including Cut Copy, Akron/Family, Free Energy and Battles and, this past May, was even joined on stage by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Tim Harrington from Les Savy Fav. Of their live show, Village Voice recently wrote that Delicate Steve “…engage the crowd with their soaring guitar fireworks, rattling percussion, and funked-out melodica riffs.”

New Jersey-based Steve Marion is Delicate Steve. He wrote, produced and played all instruments on debut album, an instrumental set that “…slyly eludes generalizations (New York Times).” Since its January 2011 release, the album has been critically-praised by a variety of outlets, the group has performed on NPR’s World Café and, earlier this summer, Steve teamed up with drummer Zach Hill (Hella) for the song “Many Moods.” Proceeds from the “pay what you will” track benefit the Japan Chernobyl Foundation (JCF) and is currently available via Delicate Steve’s Bandcamp page.

The FADER noted of Delicate Steve’s single “Butterfly,” “Not many songs start like avant-garde tropicalia, bridge into overdriven electronics through Southern rock and still manage to sound coherent and great, but New Jersey’s Delicate Steve manages it on their first single.” See the unique video for the track which “depicts a dozen or so performers jovially – and independently – showcasing various acts, including ventriloquism, bubble-blowing and multi-hula-hooping (NPR)” here: http://bit.ly/hcqzld

http://delicatesteve.com

DELICATE STEVE Fall Tour Dates

09/21 Oberlin, OH – Private

09/22 Urbana, IL – Pygmalion Music Festival

09/23 Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

09/24 Lexington, KY – BAR Lexington Complex

10/26 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club +

10/27 Greensboro, NC – Legitimize Business +

10/28 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

10/29 Atlanta, GA – The Earl +

10/30 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree +

10/31 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe +

11/02 Oklahoma, OK – ACM @ UCO Performance Lab +

11/03 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre +

11/04 San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live +

11/07 Sante Fe, NM – Sol at Sante Fe Brewing Company +

11/08 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress +

11/09 Solano Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern +

11/10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre +

11/11 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall +

11/15 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre +

11/16 Lincoln, NE – ­Bourbon Theatre +

11/17 Des Moines, IA – Gas Lamp

11/18 Chicago, IL – Metro +

11/19 Madison, WI – Wisconsin Union Theatre +

11/21 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Lecture Hall +

+ = date with Ra Ra Riot

18 Aug
2011

By Keeyahtay Lewis (DeadBoltPhotos.com

Last Tuesday was a crazy weather day in NJ. That night was supposed to be one of the most anticipated shows of the summer, Guster and Jack’s Mannequin. But that day, the rains poured down and the winds were kicking up. I drove down to The Stone Pony in Asbury Park not even knowing if there would still be a show but sometime around 5:00 the skies cleared up and the sun broke through.

I got to the Pony and inside in time to see the opening band from NY, Ra Ra Riot. RRR is a 6 piece that included a violin and cello. The were a straight up blast to see play live. The Pony was packed with kids who made it down early in time to dance with the band. Keyboards, string instruments, triple overlapping vocals, the energy was through the roof. I had a chance to talk to several of the members after, as well as the tour manager, and they were all super nice. They have a nice buzz building and even seeing them play once makes it easy to see why.

After Ra Ra Riot finished, everyone made their way outside to the outdoor area, or “Summer Stage.” The winds were still blowing a bit and the crew struggled to get everything set up and covered just in case the rain returned. Jack’s Mannequin took the stage earlier than planned, trying to beat the storm before it came back. Five seconds into the first song, the sun burst through behind singer Andrew McMahon and everyone broke into cheers and applause.

I would say that I used to be a casual fan of Jack’s Mannequin: I had their first album and I loved it, but I never went beyond that. Seeing them play though changed a lot for me. They really were amazing live. Andrew McMahon really is the focus of JM and he was fantastic to see live. He alternated between rocking out behind the piano to grabbing the microphone and running out to the edge of the stage. At other times he stood on the piano while the crowd sang along to every word. It was incredible.

The sky darkened a bit more after they left the stage but Guster was able to make it before it started raining again. Guster is fronted by two singer-guitar players and they trade vocals with ease. Boston bred and playing as a 3 piece for years, Guster has grown to include a fourth member. The band sounded incredibly tight and the new member absolutely added another incredible element.

Four songs into the set, someone shouted out “2 Points for Honesty” which is one of my favorite songs. You could tell it wasn’t something they planned to play. Singer Adam kinda stepped back, talked to the band, and came back to the microphone. He said that they had not planned to play it, but that “they were a professional band, they could play a song he wrote 12 years ago.” After a little time to remember, they played it and played it well.

The night ended up being pretty fantastic. The weather was always threatening to break again, but in the end it held off just long enough for 3 really talented bands to play some great music on the Jersey shore. As Jack’s Mannequin’s singer Andrew said: “For such a shitty day, it really turned into a beautiful night.”

I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

Photos by Keeyahtay Lewis (DeadBoltPhotos.com)

Ra Ra Riot

Jack’s Mannequin

Guster

10 Jun
2011

Old Flame Records is pleased to announce the debut release from Mathieu Santos. Limited to a pressing of 300 green vinyl 7-inch records, I Can Hear The Trains Coming will be available July 26, 2011. To celebrate the release, Old Flame Records is making the title track A-side available for free download. Flip the wax and the B-side features “Northern Mentality” (MIDI Demo) which will exclusively be available on the limited edition pressing.

Listen to “I Can Hear The Trains Coming” here.

A pre-order for the 7-inch is currently running over at Old Flame Records.

A founding member (and the extraordinarily agile bassist) of chamber pop heavy-hitters Ra Ra Riot, Mathieu Santos has surprised himself by his solo effort. “I Can Hear the Trains Coming” is the debut single off of the upcoming full-length on Barsuk Records later this year.

An irresistibly catchy toe tapper with a warm organ holding together airy harmonies and high flying lyrics, “I Can Hear the Trains Coming” is like the first day of summer after the longest winter of your life. Exposing Santos’ technical prowess and his innate sense of what it takes to make a song you can’t get out of your head.

Track List:
A1. “I Can Hear The Trains Coming”
B1. “Northern Mentality” (MIDI Demo)

Pre-order I Can Hear The Trains Coming 7″ here
Pre-order Massachusetts 2010 here

http://oldflamerecords.com/
http://www.barsuk.com/

03 Jun
2011

MTK: Music To Know Festival presented by BingTM announces daily line-ups:

Saturday August 13: VAMPIRE WEEKEND, Matt & Kim, Tame Impala, M. Ward, Tom Tom Club, We Are Scientists, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, and Nicos Gun.

Sunday, August 14: BRIGHT EYES, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Ra Ra Riot, Dawes, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Naked and Famous, The Limousines, and the Young Empires.

18 of today’s most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The festival will be held at Runway 4 in East Hampton. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.

In addition to the weekend package rates, MTK announced this week that a limited amount of Single Day tickets went on sale Tuesday for $110.00. Two Day tickets are also available for $195. Two Day VIP passes can be purchased for $645.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MTK Website: http://www.musictoknow.com/ .

Tickets are also available at these east end retail locations:
Montauk: 668 Gig Shack, Sole East;
Amagansett: Indian Wells Tavern;
East Hampton: Khanh Sports & Eyewear, Nichol’s Restaurant;
Sag Harbor: Sylvester & Co., New Paradise Cafe;
Southampton: Flying Point;
Westhampton: Jetties Surf.

GENERAL ADMISSION:

$195 for weekend pass.

$110 limited amount of tickets available for Single Day General Admission Pass

Two-day passes for admission to the festival grounds: 18 bands; food tent and fashion/lifestyle retail area.

Please note: in addition, a $6.00 service charge per ticket and a $2.50 credit card processing fee will be charged at the time of purchase.

VIP PROGRAM: $645

MTK offers a limited supply of VIP passes for sale. This exclusive offering includes admission to two separate VIP tents, outdoor private viewing garden area, a private viewing deck, and air-conditioned premium bathrooms. Both tents feature special programs throughout the day with alternating schedules in- between music sets — from fashion shows to unique or intimate musical performances, large viewing screens, and much more. Free parking on-site ($80 value)

More About MTK: Music To Know Festival

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK presented by Bing delivers two days of cross generational music and presents 18 of today’s best and brightest bands plus fashion, lifestyle, chefs, wines and beers to know. MTK represents great music – this is Music To Know.

According to Co-Founder Chris Jones “The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least — full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture — whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events.”

MTK teamed with Downtown Music and RCRDLBL (http://www.RCRDLBL.com) to Co-Produce the event. As media partner, RCRDLBL assisted in the lineup’s curation, and will supply the festival’s digital marketing component. Downtown CEO and RCRDLBL Chairman Josh Deutsch said, “Downtown and RCRDLBL are pleased to partner with the MTK team to curate such an incredible lineup featuring some of today’s most exciting and innovative artists. And we are especially excited to bring the event to such a unique and special place as the Hamptons – one of the most vibrant cultural communities in the country.

Several retail/lifestyle pop-up shops will be announced in the coming weeks.

To support the local community hosting the festival, MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

Exclusive media partners are Hamptons Magazine and WEHM 92.9/96.9 Progressive Radio for Long Island.

For more information about the festival go to: http://www.musictoknow.com/

Like them on facebook: www.facebook.com/MusicToKnowFestival and follow on twitter: @mtkfestival

10 May
2011

MTK: Music To Know Festival announced its inaugural line up headlined by Vampire Weekend on Saturday, August 13th and Bright Eyes on Sunday, August 14th. Other confirmed bands include Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Chromeo, Tame Impala, Ra Ra Riot, Fitz & The Tantrums, Tom Tom Club, Dawes, M Ward, We Are Scientists, The Limousines, Naked and Famous, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, Nicos Gun and Young Empires — 18 of today’s most critically-acclaimed and successful new, emerging and well-known bands. The music begins at noon each day, ending at 10PM.

According to Co-Founder Chris Jones “The Hamptons are a unique market to say the least — full of decision makers, trend setters, and taste generators who have always been eager to embrace the best and the brightest in our culture — whether that is in literature, film, fashion or music. We are excited to bring this collection of artists together in our community, and hope this is the first of many annual events.”

MTK teamed with Downtown Music and RCRDLBL (http://www.RCRDLBL.com) to Co-Produce the event. As media partner, RCRDLBL assisted in the lineup’s curation, and will supply the festival’s digital marketing component. Downtown CEO and RCRDLBL Chairman Josh Deutsch said, “Downtown and RCRDLBL are pleased to partner with the MTK team to curate such an incredible lineup featuring some of today’s most exciting and innovative artists. And we are especially excited to bring the event to such a unique and special place as the Hamptons – one of the most vibrant cultural communities in the country.

Two Day passes go on sale Tuesday, May 10th to the general public for $195. Two Day VIP passes can be purchased for $645.

Tickets are available for purchase through the MTK Website: http://www.musictoknow.com/.

MTK is offering a special discount priced ticket to locals at $175.00, and will be available to purchase on sale at these locations: Amagansett: Indian Wells Tavern; East Hampton: Khanh Sports & Eyewear; Sag Harbor: Sylvester & Co.; Montauk: 668 Gig Shack

GENERAL ADMISSION: $195

·Two-day passes for admission to the festival grounds: 18 bands; food tent and fashion/lifestyle retail area.

·Please note: in addition, a $6.00 service charge per ticket and a $2.50 credit card processing fee will be charged at the time of purchase.

VIP PROGRAM: $645

·MTK offers a limited supply of VIP passes for sale. This exclusive offering includes admission to two separate VIP tents, outdoor private viewing garden area, a private viewing deck, and air-conditioned premium bathrooms. Both tents feature special programs throughout the day with alternating schedules in-between music sets — from fashion shows to unique or intimate musical performances, large viewing screens, and much more. Free parking on-site ($80 value)

PARKING:

·MTK Festival emphasizes an environmentally-sensitive approach to parking and responsible management of traffic flow to our community. As such, we offer several options and locations for parking. We encourage ticket-buyers to pre-purchase parking.

When you purchase, we will send you specific directions and parking pass.

o VIP Program: Parking is on-site. We request two-person per car minimum. Free.
o Preferred Parking Spots: On-site parking. Four per-car minimum. $80 for two-day pass.
o General Admission Parking Spots: Complimentary Shuttle (5-minutes to site). $50 for two-day pass.
o Off-Site Parking Spots: Complimentary Shuttle (10-minutes to site). $40 for two-day pass.
o Sag Harbor Special: Complimentary Shuttle (15-minutes to site). $30 for two-day pass.

More About MTK: Music To Know Festival

Founded by Chris Jones, owner of Sole East Hotel in Montauk, and screenwriter Bill Collage, MTK delivers two days of cross generational music and presents 18 of today’s best and brightest bands plus fashion, lifestyle, chefs, wines and beers to know. MTK represents great music – this is Music To Know.

To support the local community hosting the festival, MTK has pledged to give $100,000 to East Hampton-based charities payable prior to the festival to ensure the recipients receive the funding. Charities will also be being given space on the sight to promote themselves, encourage further donations and to get people involved. The list of charities to receive the money will be announced in the coming weeks.

To produce the event, MTK: Music To Know has hired a professional team with decades of experience: Producer Bob Kennedy (RFK Events); Co-Producers, Josh Deutsch (CEO of Downtown Music, LLC & Chairman of RCRDLBL) and Matthew Smith (CID Entertainment). Additional consultants include: Jon Dindas (Production Manager), John Kowalenko (Hamptons Event Management Inc. & Art of Eating), Fox Greenberg Public Relations (Public Relations), and Carl Monzo (National Events Services).

Exclusive media partners are Hamptons Magazine and WEHM-FUM (96.9)

For more information go to: http://www.musictoknow.com/

06 Mar
2011

Ra Ra Riot premiered the Morning Benders remix of “Too Dramatic” on Stereogum. The remix will appear on the Too Dramatic single which will be available exclusively at iTunes March 8th. Check it out now:

Ra Ra Riot “Too Dramatic (The Morning Benders Remix)”

The single will also include “Megafauna”, a previously unreleased song from The Orchard sessions, an alternate version of The Orchard favorite “Keep It Quiet” by one of the band’s many alter-egos, GOP, and the album version of “Too Dramatic”.

The band debuted the video for “Too Dramatic”, the second from Ra Ra Riot’s brilliant sophomore release The Orchard, two weeks ago on MTV. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang (Avi Buffalo, Maximum Balloon, Delphic) the video features the band performing in an otherworldly terrain that blossoms and transforms into a vast, constantly shifting animated landscape. If you haven’t seen it, check it out below:

Ra Ra Riot “Too Dramatic”

Too Dramatic (single) tracklisting:
1. Too Dramatic (Album Version)
2. Megafauna
3. Too Dramatic (The Morning Benders Remix)
4. Keep It Quiet (GOP)
5. Too Dramatic Video

Ra Ra Riot On Tour:
3/03 – Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live! *
3/04 – Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre &
3/06 – Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit &
3/07 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room &
3/08 – Orlando, FL Social &
3/09 – Tampa, FL Crowbar &
3/11 – New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks @&
3/12 – Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon &
3/14 – Columbia, MO Mojo’s %
3/15 – St. Louis, MO Firebird %
3/16 – Indianapolis, IN Earth House %
3/18 – Louisville, KY Headliner’s Music Hall %
3/19 – Newport, KY Mad Hatter Club %
3/20 – Charleston WV Mountain Stage
4/07 – Syracuse, NY Westcott Theatre
4/08 – Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
4/09 – Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheater – CD 101 Day
4/10 – Detroit, MI Magic Stick
4/11 – Holland, MI Hope College
4/13 – Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
4/14 – Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
4/22 – Tokyo, Japan Daikanyama Unit

* w/ Anamanaguchi
& w/ The Luyas
% w/ Pomegranates
@ w/ Givers

Ra Ra Riot’s sophomore album The Orchard debuted at #36 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. It was produced by Ra Ra Riot and Andrew Maury and mixed by Chris Walla (with the exception of “Do You Remember,” which was mixed by Rostam Batmanglij). Its August 24 release date marked two years, nearly to the day, since the release of the band’s debut album, The Rhumb Line, which debuted at #109 on the U.S. album chart and has gone on to sell in excess of 70,000 copies.