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Earlier this week, I published a list of the 50 best music videos of 2015. I watched so many videos to make that list! It took a really long time! So naturally, the week after that, the universe rewards me with a week in which there are basically no good music videos. The obvious best… More »

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, “Remixing is like musical prostitution.” Ha — relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

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Progress Report: Mixing their second album, recorded at Black Dog Recording Studio in Stillwater, NY. … More »

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Ra Ra Riot – “Foreign Lovers”

Ra Ra Riot resurfaced last year when they released the debut single off of their forthcoming album, which just so happened to feature ex-Vampire Weekender
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 8, 2016 - 3:41 pm

Ra Ra Riot – “Absolutely”

Ra Ra Riot chose New Year's Day to follow their Rostam collab "Water" with a second single from the forthcoming Need Your Light. The indie-pop…
Chris DeVille | January 1, 2016 - 3:25 pm
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Ra Ra Riot – “Water” Video

Ra Ra Riot have shared a video for their new Rostam Batmanglij-featuring single "Water," off their upcoming new album Need Your Light. Frontman Wes Miles…
James Rettig | December 11, 2015 - 11:38 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “Water” (Feat. Rostam Batmanglij)

Ra Ra Riot will release their fourth album, Need Your Light, early next year, the followup to 2013's Beta Love. They're kicking things off with…
James Rettig | November 16, 2015 - 1:13 pm
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Watch Ra Ra Riot Cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”

Ra Ra Riot must be big fans of Carly Rae Jepsen (just like us!) because they've been covering her single "Run Away With Me" during…
James Rettig | November 4, 2015 - 10:13 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “Binary Mind” Video

Ra Ra Riot clearly keep thinking about the future. The video for their song "Dance With Me" takes place in a post-apocalypse New York City…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 15, 2013 - 10:43 am
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Watch Ra Ra Riot Play Letterman

To continue to promote their third full-length Beta Love, Ra Ra Riot were the musical guests on last night's Late Show With David Letterman. The…
Claire Lobenfeld | July 9, 2013 - 11:06 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “Dance With Me” Video

Yesterday, Ra Ra Riot released a video for their single "Dance With Me" off their new album, Beta Love. In the video, zombie-skeletons chase the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 27, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Ra Ra Riot – “Beta Love” Video

David Dean Burkhart, a fan of Ra Ra Riot, recently made his own video for "Beta Love," the dance-poppy title track from the band's new…
Tom Breihan | January 31, 2013 - 12:22 pm
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Stream Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love

We've slowly been getting tracks from the new Ra Ra Riot LP, Beta Love, and now the band has made the whole thing available to…
Michael Nelson | January 15, 2013 - 2:06 pm
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Ra Ra Riot – “Dance With Me” (Stereogum Premiere)

Later this month, Syracuse-spawned indie-poppers Ra Ra Riot will release their new LP Beta Love. It's their third album but their first as a quartet,…
Tom Breihan | January 7, 2013 - 8:48 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “When I Dream”

Ra Ra Riot's Beta Love is out next month. They're a four-piece now, and the loss of Alexandra Lawn's cello has ushered in an apparently…
Amrit Singh | December 13, 2012 - 4:30 pm
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Ra Ra Riot – “Beta Love”

Brooklyn-via-Syracuse indie-poppers Ra Ra Riot are set to release their third album -- and first since parting ways with cellist Alexandra Lawn -- next year,…
Michael Nelson | November 13, 2012 - 11:21 am
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Mathieu Santos – “Northern Mentality” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Ra Ra Riot bassist Mathieu Santos released a solo album called Massachusetts 2010 last year, and today we've got the eyebleed of a visual for…
Corban Goble | June 4, 2012 - 12:05 pm
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Ra Ra Riot Cover Steve Winwood With Delicate Steve

On 4/21, Record Store Day, Barsuk and Luaka Bop will release a split 7" from Ra Ra Riot and Delicate Steve. On one side, Delicate…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 10:12 am
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Alexandra Lawn Leaves Ra Ra Riot

Cellist and vocalist Alexandra Lawn is leaving Ra Ra Riot, and she took to the band's Tumblr to post a heartfelt note: …
Corban Goble | February 13, 2012 - 9:52 am
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Ra Ra Riot Do Fallon

Last night, Ra Ra Riot brought their ornately emotive indie-pop and their general sexiness to the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, performing their…
Tom Breihan | October 12, 2011 - 11:14 am
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Mathieu Santos – “Silly Thoughts (Balam Acab Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Balam Acab remixed a song from Ra Ra Riot bassist Mathieu Santos's solo debut Massachusetts 2010. As mentioned previously, Alec Koone is a patient, precise…
brandon | July 21, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Indie Rockers Before They Were Famous

After watching the recently unearthed footage of Arcade Fire playing a house party in 2002 and a 17-year-old Robin Pecknold covering Radiohead and Simon &…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm
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