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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 – “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

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

Coachella 2010: Jay-Z, LCD, Disco Balls & Chandeliers

Four years into my Coachella career and I've never experienced an Indio spring so mild. It's a gift from the gods meaning Brooklynites like Scott…
Amrit Singh | April 17, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Pygmalion 2009 In Photos

Some 90 acts descended upon Champaign-Urbana, IL this past weekend, performing across 14 venues and four days for the fifth annual Pygmalion Music Festival. We…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

Ra Ra Riot Girls Wear Clothes

Lucky, a magazine about shopping, is documenting Allie and Becca’s tour wardrobe and beauty regimen this week. Find out how they get their hair so…
Scott Lapatine | August 4, 2009 - 3:43 pm

All Points West Wet 2009 In Photos

When APW presented its inaugural festival last year, we weren't alone in taking issue with the experience: lack of food options, a fair but generally…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2009 - 9:47 am

Join Us For A Discovery Listening Party In NYC

To recap: Rostam from Vampire Weekend and Wes from Ra Ra Riot joined laptops and R&B predilections, invited their buddies Ezra and Angel for a…
Amrit Singh | June 22, 2009 - 1:58 pm

New Discovery (Feat. Ezra Koenig) – “Carby”

The VW frontman joins the VW scarfman and Ra Ra Rioter for Discovery’s infectious “Carby.” Pretend it’s VW on an auto-tuned Hot 97 kick at…
brandon | June 15, 2009 - 9:25 am

Hear Some More Of Discovery’s LP

You have a couple of MP3s from the Vampire Weekend/Ra Ra Riot electro-pop side project, and Rostam & Wes have kindly put up two more…
Amrit Singh | June 10, 2009 - 12:11 pm

Cale Parks Remixes Ra Ra Riot

Aloha drummer/composer/multi-instrumentalist Cale Parks has successfully stepped out on his own for a couple of full-lengths over the past few years, and this remix of…
Amrit Singh | June 4, 2009 - 11:03 am

Death Cab For Cutie/Ra Ra Riot/Cold War Kids @ RIMAC Arena (UCSD Campus), La Jolla 4/29/09

After we premiered each track from Death Cab's new Open Door EP, the band set out on a North American tour that found its way…
Amrit Singh | April 30, 2009 - 2:24 pm

Vampire Weekenders Prepping Second Album, Side Project With Ra Ra Riot

Overlapping waves of hype and backlash behind them, Vampire Weekend have moved on to the business of making new music. Except that they been had…
Amrit Singh | April 23, 2009 - 4:33 pm

Ra Ra Riot Bring “Can You Tell” To Ferguson

Last week Ra Ra Riot hung out with Rachael Ray in Austin, days later they're having Craig Ferguson gush over the orange-ness of their Rhumb
Amrit Singh | March 26, 2009 - 3:47 pm

Ra Ra Riot/Telekinesis/Cut Off Your Hands @ El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles 2/28/09

While out in LA, Barsuk pop crew Ra Ra Riot did three things of note: a session at KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic (full band), a…
Amrit Singh | March 4, 2009 - 9:45 am

Hold Steady, Thermals, Ra Ra Riot To Play Rachael Ray’s Second SXSW Showcase

As we previously reported, the feisty foodie is returning to Austin this year for her second awkwardly titled (and conceptualized) SXSW showcase: Rose’s Mojito and…
brandon | February 26, 2009 - 4:41 pm

New Ra Ra Riot Video – “Can You Tell”

The last time we saw "Can You Tell," Ra Ra Riot were showing David Letterman his first cello. For the The Rhumb Line track's official…
brandon | February 6, 2009 - 9:20 am

New Ra Ra Riot – “Ghost Under Rocks (Passion Pit Remix)”

It's a match made in blog heaven, these two getting together on a track like this: "Ghost Under Rocks" sees Ra Ra Riot at the…
Amrit Singh | January 26, 2009 - 4:20 pm

Pepi Ginsberg Covers Ra Ra Riot

The production throughout Pepi Ginsberg's third LP Red, expertly handled by Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken, steeps her vocals in a form-fitting, vintage cast. This cover…
Amrit Singh | October 29, 2008 - 2:50 pm