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Listen: Ra Ra Riot - “Beta Love”

Title Track Off Upcoming LP

Nov 13, 2012 Ra Ra Riot Bookmark and Share

On Jan. 22 Ra Ra Riot will return with their third full-length album Beta Love. The follow-up to their 2010 effort The Orchard it will be the indie pop band’s first outing as a four-piece. Informed by the works of cyber-punk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzwell’s musings on the technological singularity and transhumanism the album was recorded in Oxford, MS.

In a statement by bassist Mathieu Santos, “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 [producer] Dennis [Herring] - a lot of problem solving, a lot of trial and error, and that was really exciting for us.”

Announcing a number of tour dates in the lead up to the record’s release, you can listen to the album’s title track below.

Beta Love:

Dance with Me
Binary Mind
Beta Love
Is It Too Much
For Once
Angel, Please
What I Do For U
When I Dream
That Much
I Shut Off

Ra Ra Riot Tour Dates:

November 14 Setnor Auditorium @ Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
November 28 Lupo’s Providence, RI*
November 29 Liacouras Center Philadelphia, PA&dagger
December 8 Chameleon Lancaster, PA&Dagger
December 9 Arch Street Tavern Hartford, CT&Dagger
December 11 Upstate Concert Hall Clifton Park, NY&Dagger
December 12 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY&Dagger
December 13 Haunt Ithaca, NY&Dagger
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

* with Passion Pit and Joy Formidable
&dagger with Passion Pit
&Dagger with Guards
§ with Vampire Weekend & Ultraista



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