Friday, June 6, 2008
RA RA RIOT
this is an ep by a band called ra ra riot, whom i have listened to quite often for about a year now. i would buy it. they have this really excellent sound that i think is very unique: they use strings excellently, which i really appreciate. in songs by bands like vampire weekend (who i love so whatever) the strings seem like they're laid over the top of the "regular" instruments and sometimes like they don't really belong, but in ra ra riot's songs the strings are a really important part of the framework of the sound; i like this a lot.
ra ra riot have a full-length album coming out on august 19 and i am very excited for it. it's going to be called "the rhumb line." they signed to barsuk records today. i am very proud of them.
here are some jamz. i'm not giving you too many because i legit want you to buy this album.
TOO TOO TOO FAST.
A MANNER TO ACT.
on tour for this record they need urgently to come to new york. when they play live they look like this. i love when bands legitimately love playing their songs for you. i think ra ra riot love playing their songs, and i would love to see them love playing them for me.