Ra Ra Riot "Need Your Light: Remix EP" Out Today . . . ·03 Mar 2017·
It's hard to believe it's already been a year since Ra Ra Riot released their acclaimed album Need Your Light, featuring the indie hits "Water" and "Absolutely". On the album's anniversary, the band pronounced 2017 the #YearOfAbsolutely and began releasing a series of four remixes, which have now been assembled to form the Need Your Light: Remix EP, out today and available digitally everywhere.
Also, the band is excited to announce a 10th anniversary show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 22nd. In celebration of the event, the band will play their self-titled debut EP Ra Ra Riot, released July 10, 2007, from start to finish for the first and only time. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition remastered CD of the original EP and some special merchandise items will be for sale and only available at this show. Tickets for the show are available here.
Ra Ra Riot share Jim Eno Session via Spotify . . . ·17 Jun 2016·
Today Ra Ra Riot are happy to share a Jim Eno Spotify session. The band visited Eno's Public Hi-Fi Studio when they were in Austin, TX this past March and recorded their current single "Water" as well as "Absolutely" and "Foreign Lovers." Spotify notes, "The session was a flurry of keys, harmonies and strings. We might have even given 'Water' a pretty major facelift courtesy of a Moog synth." You can listen to the Jim Eno Spotify Session here.
Ra Ra Riot are playing select festivals this summer including a stop at Outside Lands in San Francisco before hitting the road with Young The Giant on their upcoming Fall tour. The two bands kick off the dates September 6 at Cleveland's House Of Blues and conclude with a two night stand on October 27 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Along the way, the tour hits New York City for a show at Radio City Music Hall on September 17 and Los Angeles' Greek Theater on October 21.
Ra Ra Riot reveal "Foreign Lovers" via Interview Magazine . . . ·09 Feb 2016·
Ra Ra Riot whose new album Need Your Light is due out February 19 are happy to share a new track off the LP. "Foreign Lovers" premiered at Interview Magazine, and you can read what Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles had to say about the single in his Q&A with the magazine here.
Ra Ra Riot Ring In 2016 By Sharing "Absolutely" . . . ·04 Jan 2016·
To celebrate the clock ticking over to 2016, Ra Ra Riot have revealed "Absolutely," a new track off their forthcoming album Need Your Light (out February 19).
The band shared the song which Stereogum labeled "ebullient" and Consequence of Sound called "a synth pop whirlwind of a new single" on January 1 via a "New Year's Resolutions" playlist on Spotify. Ra Ra Riot are encouraging their fans to create their own New Year's playlist on Spotify with hashtag #YearOfAbsolutely. In turn the band will incorporate tracks from those playlists onto their own.
Watch the "Absolutely" lyric video here.
Ra Ra Riot reveals video for "Water" . . . ·11 Dec 2015·
Ra Ra Riot is excited to reveal the video for "Water," from the recently announced forthcoming album, Need Your Light out February 19, 2016. "Water" premiered last month to rave reviews. The single was quickly picked up by many press outlets including NME, which named it one of its Best New Tracks. Vampire Weekend's Rostam conceived of the video and co-directed it with Josh Goleman (Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr).
"It was shot anamorphic in one day in Joshua Tree and L.A.," says lead-singer Wes Miles. "The concept came from Rostam, co-writer and producer of the song. We actually started talking about this video as we were still imagining and writing the story in the song. The concept of a weary hitchhiker coming out of the desert toward Los Angeles informed the final lyrics, so it really feels like an extension of the song."
The video, which premiered on Ra Ra Riot's Tumblr via VEVO, can be watched here.
Ra Ra Riot announces tour dates . . . ·09 Dec 2015·
Ra Ra Riot is going on tour! Get select pre-sale tickets now, general sale on Friday. More info at rarariot.com. Their new upcoming album, Need Your Light is available for pre-order and comes out February 19th.
Ra Ra Riot announces new album, first single available now . . . ·17 Nov 2015·
Ra Ra Riot is happy to announce that their new album, Need Your Light, will be released February 19, 2016. In celebration, the band is excited to share the first single from the album, "Water." The song, a collaboration with Vampire Weekend's Rostam, showcases Ra Ra Riot's heightened levels of experimentation found throughout the forthcoming Need Your Light. The album was primarily produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead) with two tracks, "I Need Your Light" and "Water", produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen).
Watch the lyric video for "Water" here.