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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 – “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 &am…
Scott Lapatine | April 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm
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Ra Ra Riot – “Too Dramatic (The Morning Benders Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Morning Benders remixed Ra Ra Riot's "Too Dramatic" for a single of the same name. They mellowed out the The Orchard track, slowed it…
brandon | March 3, 2011 - 9:41 am
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Ra Ra Riot Run For Nike

Ra Ra Riot and Nike got together to record a little black & white promo, where you learn a few pieces of band trivia: the…
jessica | November 23, 2010 - 1:14 pm
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Ra Ra Riot – “Boy” Video

Ra Ra Riot debuted the video for The Orchard's first single "Boy." It stars the band, one friendly cat, and a bunch of patient lighting…
jessica | August 17, 2010 - 11:50 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “Too Dramatic”

We posted a live video of Ra Ra Riot playing "Too Dramatic" at 2009's Noise Pop Festival in their Progress Report for upcoming LP The
jessica | July 30, 2010 - 11:44 am
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Ra Ra Riot – “Boy” (Stereogum Premiere)

In the two years since New York's Ra Ra Riot put out their debut album, lead singer Wes Miles teamed up with old pal and…
Amrit Singh | July 20, 2010 - 4:44 pm
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