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Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot is Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violin), Kenny Bernard (drums). "The Orchard was a special album for us," Mathieu Santos explains, "And, in a lot of ways, a quintessential sophomore outing. Buoyed and emboldened by the relative success of our debut, The Rhumb Line, and the experience we'd gained making it, we (along with our trusted front-of-house engineer and coproducer Andrew Maury) decided to forego the guidance of an outside producer and elected instead to do everything ourselves. The result was, for better or for worse, a much more unfiltered and idiosyncratic effort: at times exuberant and self-assured; at others, overly dense and haltingly selfconscious. Now, with ten years having somehow passed since its release, its story is still unfolding, bearing new fruit in these strange, gnarled fields we once sowed. If a debut record is the sound of a band becoming, The Orchard is the sound of that band wrestling with its own newfound identity: trying to embrace it, refine it, understand it, subvert it." Santos continues. "In some ways, we emerged stronger, nursing new scars, a testament to the growing pains we all must endure."

follows a hugely successful 10th Anniversary Tour behind the band's seminal debut album which sold out nationwide in 2018. Last summer, Ra Ra Riot released their fifth LP Superbloom to widespread critical acclaim as they continue to expand their vibrant sonic palette once again.

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releases

bark177: Ra Ra Riot / The Rhumb Line (Deluxe Edition)
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bark168: Ra Ra Riot / Need Your Light Remix EP
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upcoming shows

22 Jul  

Kansas City MO  @ Starlight Theatre

23 Jul  

Lincoln NE  @ Pinewood Bowl Theater

25 Jul  

Saint Louis MO  @ Saint Louis Music Park

26 Jul  

Chicago IL  @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

27 Jul  

Chicago IL  @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island

30 Jul  

Minneapolis MN  @ The Armory

1 Aug  

Milwaukee WI  @ Bmo Pavillion

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