With the recent release of Ra Ra Riot’s new EP, Boy, I thought it was necessary to 1. acknowledge that I LOVE the new tracks but 2. post my all time favorite R³ song. Sure, Ra Ra Riot’s frontman Wes Miles took a few years off to pursue a collab with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij (they worked on a project that I’m sure you’ll see creep up on track-star soon) but he has never sounded better and these new tracks have never been more in tune with the sound Ra Ra Riot has become famous for on the indie circuit. Boy is three pitch perfect tracks that are all sure to turn up on The Orchard, release date = August 24th, and each song exemplifies the whimsical, lofty, elegant and bittersweet orchestral music that I crave from these guys and gals. I know I’m gushing, but I can’t help it, this collective just get’s it and to be honest this new album is most certainly worth the wait and maybe even worthy of they hype.
So dig in….
LISTEN TO THEM!