It would appear that, in what seems like only a matter of weeks, the world has fallen hopelessly for New York five-some, Ra Ra Riot. Rolling Stone have gone as far as to place them in their 'Six Artists to Watch in 2008' list. Superficially, Ra Ra Riot make interesting melodic indie-pop, rife with musical optimism. A more considered listen would reveal an edge of vocal melancholy, befitting of a band who lost their drummer in an accidental drowning. To be filed in between Islands and Arcade Fire. Interestingly enough, Milo Bonacci, the band's guitarist, was a member of emo hip-hop group, Gym Class Hero.
The band's debut album, The Rumb Line is available now.
MP3: Ra Ra Riot - Dying Is Fine DOWNLOAD/YSI
MP3: Ra Ra Riot - Each Year DOWNLOAD/YSI
MP3: Ra Ra Riot - Manner To Act (RAC Remix) DOWNLOAD/YSI
MP3: Ra Ra Riot - Ghost Under Rocks (Andrew Maury Remix) DOWNLOAD/YSI