Friday, January 11, 2013

Ra Ra Riot share new song. New LP out 1/22.

Syracuse based Ra Ra Riot are set to drop their third full-length record on January 22, and they've shared a couple cuts leading up to the release, the most recent of which being the fantastically fun "Dance With Me."

Beta Love will be the first record without cellist Alexandra Lawn, who left the group last year. The departure seemed to be a pleasant one, as Alexandra announced the news with a heartfelt note on the band's Tumblr. This was quite sad news for me personally, though. When I saw Ra Ra Riot play in Atlanta on their 2008 tour in support of debut record, The Rhumb Line, I may have fallen a bit in love. 

All personal notes aside, it sounds like the group is moving on without her just fine. If the two songs below are any indication, I'm going to enjoy Beta Love more than their 2010 sophomore release, The Orchard. They're on tour this spring in support of the record. Check out the dates below. 

Ra Ra Riot Spring Tour:

01-23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
01-25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
01-26 Boston, MA - Paradise
02-02-03 Tokyo, Japan - Hostess Club Weekender §
02-07 Vancouver, British Columbia - Venue           
02-08 Seattle, WA - Neptune Theater
02-09 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
02-11 San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
02-12 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
02-15 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up
02-16 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
02-17 El Paso, AZ - Lowbrow Palace
02-19 Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
02-20 Austin, TX - The Belmont
02-21 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s 
02-23 Oxford, MS - Proud Larry’s
02-24 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
02-25 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
02-26 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle
02-28 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
03-01 Chicago, IL - Metro
03-02 Madison, WI - Der Rathskeller
03-03 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
03-05 Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig
03-06 Toronto, Ontario - Lee's Palace
03-07 Montreal, Quebec - Il Motore
03-08 S. Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
03-09 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street

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