“Well poised to become the soundtrack of your life.” — New York Magazine
Formed in 2006 in Syracuse, New York, Ra Ra Riot have put together their third album, “Beta Love.” With the departure of cellist Alexandra Lawn, the band is now a four-piece with Wes Miles on vocals, Milo Bonacci on guitar, Mathieu Santos on bass, and Rebecca Zeller on violin.
The band traveled to Oxford, Mississippi to work with producer Dennis Herring (Elvis Costello, Modest Mouse). Bass player Mathieu Sanos says: “We’d been used to arriving at a session with every song totally arranged and figured out, but in Oxford, a lot of the creative decision-making happened in the studio, on the fly.” The Sci-Fi/futuristic work of authors William Gibson and Ray Kurzweil influence the album.
Ra Ra Riot release “Beta Love” on January 22nd, and play Lee’s Palace in Toronto on March 6th.