Beta Love

bark134: Ra Ra Riot / Beta Love

bark134 · CD / DIGITAL / LP
Barsuk Records · January 2013
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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

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"Well poised to become the soundtrack to your life." - New York Magazine

Beta Love marks the Ra Ra Riot'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. The album'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.


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