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Ra Ra Riot To Release New Album “Beta Love” on January 22nd

October 24, 2012 The Audio Perv 2

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 …

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Ra Ra Riot Fun Fun Fun Fest Day 2

November 18, 2011 drainu182 0

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 …

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Ra Ra Riot Kick Off North American Tour Tonight, Playing Fallon On October 11

October 6, 2011 drainu182 0

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 …

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Delicate Steve To Join Ra Ra Riot For Fall Tour

September 1, 2011 drainu182 0

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 …

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Guster, Jack’s Mannequin and Ra Ra Riot Played The Stone Pony In Asbury Park (Review/Photos)

August 18, 2011 drainu182 0

By Keeyahtay Lewis (

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. …

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Ra Ra Riot’s Mathieu Santos To Release Debut 7″ On Old Flame Records

June 10, 2011 drainu182 0

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

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Music To Know Festival Announces Single Day Tickets and Daily Line-Ups

June 3, 2011 drainu182 0

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 …

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Vampire Weekend and Bright Eyes To Headline MTK Festival August 13+14 in East Hampton NY

May 10, 2011 drainu182 0

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 …

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

March 6, 2011 drainu182 0

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 …