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Ra Ra Riot at Fitzgerald's in Houston, TX. February 21, 2013.


Album of the Week: Marika Hackman

Plus Stream New Albums from Bon Iver, Electric Youth, Ra Ra Riot, WHY?, and More

Aug 09, 2019

British singer/songwriter Marika Hackman released a new album, Any Human Friend, today via Sub Pop and it’s our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below. Below that are streams of other notable albums released today: Bon Iver, Electric Youth, Ra Ra Riot, WHY?, The Regrettes, and G&D. More

Ra Ra Riot Share Lyric Video for New Song “Belladonna”

Superbloom Due Out August 9 via Rob the Rich Recordings/Caroline

Aug 02, 2019

Brooklyn’s Ra Ra Riot are releasing a new album, Superbloom, next Friday (August 9) via Rob the Rich Recordings/Caroline. Now they have shared another song from it, “Belladonna,” via a lyric video for the song. More

Oct 19, 2018

Brooklyn’s Ra Ra Riot have shared a new song, “This Time of Year.” The single is out today on Rob The Rich Recordings via Caroline Music Group. More

Listen: Ra Ra Riot - “Foreign Lovers”

Need Your Light Due Out February 19 via Barsuk

Feb 08, 2016

Brooklyn’s Ra Ra Riot are releasing their new album, Need Your Light, the band’s fourth album and the follow-up to 2013’s Beta Love, on February 19 via Barsuk. We’ve already heard the album’s first single, “Water,” which featured Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Now here’s another song from the record, “Foreign Lovers.” More

Nov 16, 2015

Brooklyn’s Ra Ra Riot have announced their new album and shared its first single, “Water,” which features Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Need Your Light is the band’s fourth album, the follow-up to 2013’s Beta Love, and is due out February 19, 2016 via Barsuk. Below is the tracklist, album art, and “Water” (via its lyric video).

Jun 07, 2013

Currently on road supporting The Postal Service on their reunion tour, Ra Ra Riot have premiered a remix of their single “Dance with Me,” taken off their latest album Beta Love. More

Feb 27, 2013

Kicking off the start of 2013 with their newest album Beta Love, Ra Ra Riot have come forth with a dark and stylish music video for the included single “Dance with Me.” More

Feb 27, 2013

This year Toronto-based indie label Arts & Crafts will celebrate its 10th anniversary. More

Watch: Ra Ra Riot – “Beta Love” Video

New Album Beta Love Out Now

Jan 31, 2013

Ra Ra Riot liked fan David Dean Burkhart’s take on “Beta Love” so much, they made his found-footage clip their official video. More

Listen: Ra Ra Riot - “Dance With Me”

New Album Beta Love Out Jan. 22

Jan 07, 2013

Soon to release their third full-length album Beta Love, New York pop outfit Ra Ra Riot have offered up yet another piece of the record with its opening track “Dance With Me.” More

Dec 11, 2012

On Jan. 22 Ra Ra Riot are poised to release their third full-length album Beta Love. More

Listen: Ra Ra Riot - “Beta Love”

Title Track Off Upcoming LP

Nov 13, 2012

On Jan. 22 Ra Ra Riot will return with their third full-length album Beta Love. More

Photos from Deluna Fest 2011 Day One including Weezer, Matt and Kim, and Stars

Plus Ladytron, Ra Ra Riot, Cold War Kids, and More

Oct 15, 2011

Check out photos from Day One of Deluna Fest 2011 in Pensacola, FL including Weezer, Stars, Matt & Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Ladytron, Givers, and more. We sent photographer Christopher Garcia down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery. More

Oct 14, 2011

Taco Bell teamed up with 100 artists, including Battles, Wavves, The Dodos, Ra Ra Riot, Gardens & Villa, The Rosebuds and more as part of their annual Feed the Beat campaign. More

Oct 13, 2011

Here’s our round-up of some of the bands who have performed on late night TV in the last few days. Includes performances by Peter Bjorn and John, Ryan Adams, Mates of State, Ra Ra Riot, and Two Door Cinema Club. More

Jun 22, 2011

Okkervil River, The Hold Steady, Ra Ra Riot, and Wye Oak are among the first acts announced for the Truck America Music Festival. We have the details. More

Jun 22, 2011

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Best Coast, Ra Ra Riot, The Morning Benders, and Zola Jesus (among others) performed at the Make Music Pasadena Festival. More

Ra Ra Riot Expands 2011 Tour

To Play Jimmy Kimmel January 20

Jan 20, 2011

Ra Ra Riot has graced fans with additional tour dates following the release of last August’s The Orchard. We have the dates. More

Ra Ra Riot Hits the Road

Dates Kick Off November 13th

Nov 12, 2010

Orchestral pop band Ra Ra Riot is hitting the road for a long string of North American dates. More

Jul 12, 2010

Treasure Island has announced its lineup for the 2010 festival, held October 16th and 17th on Treasure Island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. Split evenly between dance music and indie rockers, headliners includeLCD Soundsystem and Deadmau5 (Saturday) and Belle & Sebastian and The National (Sunday). We have the full lineup. More

Tegan and Sara Announce Alligator Remixes, March 30th

Remixers Include: Passion Pit, Holy Fuck, Ra Ra Riot

Mar 24, 2010

In a continuing quest for Sainthood (or at least album promotion) sisters Tegan and Sara are releasing an iTunes only remix album, available March 30th. We have the track list. More

Pygmalion Music Festival Announces Lineup and Schedule

From September 16th to 19th, Illinois is the Place to Be for Iron & Wine, The Antlers, My Brightest Diamond, Low, etc.

Aug 13, 2009

Longing for one last summer-ish experience? Well, if you’re in Champaign-Urbana Illinois, the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival has you covered. A mere $60 dollars gets you four days of music, including such notable indie bands as Iron & Wine, The Books, My Brightest Diamond, The Antlers, Headlights, Wavves, BLK JKS, Autolux, Low, Japandroids, YACHT, and Ra Ra Riot. We have the full lineup and schedule. More


Ra Ra Riot on “Superbloom”

Fully Pop, Fully Not

Aug 09, 2019

Since The Rhumb Line debuted in 2008, Ra Ra Riot has brought their eclectic influences to bear upon straightforward pop constructs. Their songs, in short, are catchy and catholic, universal in their appeal despite an experimental edge that might work against the sonic grain in lesser hands. More

16th Annual Artist Survey: Ra Ra Riot

Wes Miles on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Stan Lee, Climate Change, and Artificial Intelligence

Feb 13, 2019

For Under the Radar‘s 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2018 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More


Sep 06, 2019

Ra Ra Riot is a hybrid of Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, and The Shins, which is probably a winning formula in 2019. More

Sep 08, 2010

There’s something definitively ‘80s about Ra Ra Riot. Upon first listen, it seems as though it may be the singing of Wes Miles, with his airy, ecstatic squeals. Of course, there are the sudden flashes of keyboards to help the mood along. More