RA RA RIOT RELEASES 'NEED YOUR LIGHT' TODAY, NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MARCH 2

RA RA RIOT RELEASES NEED YOUR LIGHT TODAY VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

 

BROOKLYN BAND’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS MARCH 2 WITH STOPS IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO, AND MONTREAL

 “Need Your Light is 2016’s first excellent pop album” Stereo Subversion“
The energy on Ra Ra Riot’s fourth full-length is unmistakable” NOW Magazine (NNNN)
throwback-style pop nuggets” AV Club
  they achieve the anthemic effortlessly” PopMatters

Today Ra Ra Riot has released their fourth full length album, Need Your Light, via Arts & Crafts. Need Your Light sees the band getting back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013's Beta Love. The result is an album that's celebratory without being saccharine as the group has collectively mined their prior experiences in order to craft something that looks toward the future with an optimistic gaze.

Earlier this year Ra Ra Riot shared singles "Absolutely", which has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify to date, and "Water" which has neared 2 million streams. “Water” is a collaboration with Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen) and showcases Ra Ra Riot's heightened levels of experimentation found throughout Need Your Light. Third single "Foreign Lovers" and much of Need Your Light was produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead) while both "Water" and the title track were produced by Rostam who has a long history with the band.

Ra Ra Riot has confirmed the first tour in support of Need Your Light beginning March 2 with stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Full North American tour dates can be found below. Ra Ra Riot is Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violin), and Kenny Bernard (drums)

WATCH AND SHARE THE VIDEO FOR “WATER” HERE
WATCH AND SHARE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “ABSOLUTELY” HERE
WATCH AND SHARE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “FOREIGN LOVERS” HERE

 

NEED YOUR LIGHT TRACKLIST

1. Water

2. Absolutely

3. Foreign Lovers

4. I Need Your Light

5. Bad Times

6. Call Me Out

7. Instant Breakup

8. Every Time I'm Ready To Hug

9. Bouncy Castle

10. Suckers


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

2/13 - Aspen, CO - Aspen Mountain

2/21 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage

3/02 - Albany, NY - The Hollow +^ 

3/03 - Boston, MA - Paradise +^ 

3/04 - New York, NY - Webster Hall +^ 

3/05 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer +^ 

3/06 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +^ 

3/08 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle +^ 

3/10 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival

3/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 +^ 

3/12 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn +^ 

3/13 - Nashville, TN - Exit In +^ 

3/15 - Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown +^ 

3/16-18 - Austin, TX- SXSW

3/19 - Fort Worth, TX - The Live Oak ^* 

3/21- Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar ^* 

3/22 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic ^* 

3/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom ^* 

3/25 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club ^* 

3/28 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room ^* 

3/27 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

3/30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos ^* 

3/31 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret ^* 

4/01 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall ^* 

4/03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge ^* 

4/04 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre ^* 

4/06 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room ^* 

4/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^* 

4/08 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^* 

4/11 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar ^* 

4/12 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre ^* 

4/14 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^* 

4/15 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz ^* 

4/16 - Geneva, NY - The Cracker Factory ^ 

4/30 - Tampa, FL - WMNF's Tropical Heatwave

6/11 - Cleveland, OH - LaureLive

 

+with Sun Club

^ with PWR BTMM

* with And The Kids



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RA RA RIOT REVEALS NEW TRACK, “FOREIGN LOVERS”, FROM UPCOMING ALBUM 'NEED YOUR LIGHT'

RA RA RIOT REVEALS NEW ALBUM TRACK “FOREIGN LOVERS”

BROOKLYN BAND’S NEW ALBUM, NEED YOUR LIGHT, OUT FEBRUARY 19 ON ARTS & CRAFTS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES BEGIN MARCH 2 WITH STOPS IN MONTREAL, TORONTO, AND VANCOUVER

 LISTEN TO “FOREIGN LOVERS” HERE VIA INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

WATCH AND SHARE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “FOREIGN LOVERS” HERE

Ra Ra Riot, whose upcoming album, Need Your Light, is due out February 19 on Arts & Crafts, is happy to share a new track off the LP. "Foreign Lovers"premiered Monday courtesy of Interview Magazine

 LISTEN TO “FOREIGN LOVERS” HERE VIA INTERVIEW MAGAZINE

WATCH AND SHARE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “FOREIGN LOVERS” HERE

"Foreign Lovers" and much of Need Your Light was produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead). However, both the title track and "Water" were produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen), who has a long-time association with the band.

Ra Ra Riot has confirmed the first tour in support of Need Your Light beginning March 2 with stops in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Full North American tour dates can be found below.

Earlier this year Ra Ra Riot shared singles "Absolutely", which has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify to date, and "Water" which has neared 2 million streams. “Water” is a collaboration with Rostam and showcases Ra Ra Riot's heightened levels of experimentation found throughout Need Your Light. Both tracks have seen significant attention; "Water" peaked at #25 on FMQB, KCRW posted it as "Today's Top Tune" earlier this year, and the it was just included in Sirius' Alt Nation's Alt 18. Last week Ra Ra Riot shared Dim Sum's remix of "Absolutely" which you can listen to below.

LISTEN AND SHARE DIM SUM’S REMIX OF “ABSOLUTELY

Harper’s Bazaar recently included Need Your Light in their ‘10 Albums You Need To Listen To In February’ saying, "the singles from Light don't stray from the band's fun indie vibe, especially 'Absolutely' which the band fittingly released on New Year's Day. ‘It's the year of absolutely being, absolutely nothing, absolutely crushing,' they sing, possibly foreshadowing what the forthcoming album holds.” WNYC pegged "Absolutely” as an "undeniable bit of synthpop" and Stereogum labeled it ebullient".

Need Your Light is the fourth full-length from Ra Ra Riot and sees the band getting back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013's Beta Love. The result is an album that's celebratory without being saccharine and that sees the group collectively mining their prior experiences in order to craft something that looks toward the future with an optimistic gaze.

Ra Ra Riot is Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violin), and Kenny Bernard (drums)

NEED YOUR LIGHT TRACKLIST

1. Water

2. Absolutely

3. Foreign Lovers

4. I Need Your Light

5. Bad Times

6. Call Me Out

7. Instant Breakup

8. Every Time I'm Ready To Hug

9. Bouncy Castle

10. Suckers


NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

2/13 - Aspen, CO - Aspen Mountain

2/21 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage

3/02 - Albany, NY - The Hollow +^ 

3/03 - Boston, MA - Paradise +^ 

3/04 - New York, NY - Webster Hall +^ 

3/05 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer +^ 

3/06 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club +^ 

3/08 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle +^ 

3/10 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival

3/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 +^ 

3/12 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn +^ 

3/13 - Nashville, TN - Exit In +^ 

3/15 - Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown +^ 

3/16-18 - Austin, TX- SXSW

3/19 - Fort Worth, TX - The Live Oak ^* 

3/21- Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar ^* 

3/22 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic ^* 

3/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom ^* 

3/25 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club ^* 

3/28 - Santa Ana, CA - The Constellation Room ^* 

3/27 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

3/30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos ^* 

3/31 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret ^* 

4/01 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall ^* 

4/03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge ^* 

4/04 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre ^* 

4/06 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room ^* 

4/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club ^* 

4/08 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^* 

4/11 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar ^* 

4/12 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre ^* 

4/14 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace ^* 

4/15 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz ^* 

4/16 - Geneva, NY - The Cracker Factory ^ 

4/30 - Tampa, FL - WMNF's Tropical Heatwave

6/11 - Cleveland, OH - LaureLive

 +with Sun Club

^ with PWR BTMM

* with And The Kids


PRE-ORDER NEED YOUR LIGHT

iTunes

Amazon

Google

Directly from Ra Ra Riot


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RA RA RIOT SHARES NEW SONG "ABSOLUTELY", 'NEED YOUR LIGHT' OUT FEBRUARY 19

RA RA RIOT SHARES NEW SONG “ABSOLUTELY” 

 BROOKLYN BAND’S NEW ALBUM NEED YOUR LIGHT OUT FEBRUARY 19 VIA ARTS & CRAFTS

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR INCLUDES DATES IN VANCOUVER, TORONTO AND MONTREAL

Photo by Shervin Lainez

Ra Ra Riot has revealed “Absolutely", a new track off their forthcoming album, Need Your Light. The band shared the song - which Stereogum labeled "ebullient" and Consequence of Sound called "a synth pop whirlwind of a new single" on January 1 via a "New Year's Resolutions" playlist on Spotify.  Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Lumineers, Blonde Redhead) produced the track at Bear Creek Studios in Seattle, WA where the band recorded their debut album, The Rhumb Line.    

WATCH AND SHARE THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “ABSOLUTELY” HERE
GET “ABSOLUTELY” HERE
PRE-ORDER NEED YOUR LIGHT HERE

Ra Ra Riot previously released the single “Water", a collaboration with Vampire Weekend's Rostam that continues to capture the attention of fans and media alike. It was recently playlisted in the pages of Rolling Stone and added on The Current and at Alt Nation. Radio highlights also include 40 plays per week on Sirius XMU, spins on World Cafe (syndicated to 200 stations), and day-of-release plays on Beats 1, KCRW, KEXP, KCMP, KEXP, Sirius XMU, WAPS, WFPK and WXPN. The single has charted on Spotify's Viral Chart and was quickly picked up by many press outlets including NME, which named it one of its Best New Tracks. 

The video for "Water" was conceived by Rostam, who co-directed it with Josh Goleman (Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr).

WATCH “WATER” HERE

Need Your Light was primarily produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead) with two tracks, "I Need Your Light" and "Water," produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen).  It is the fourth full-length from Brooklyn's Ra Ra Riot and sees the band -- Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violin), and Kenny Bernard(drums) -- getting back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013's Beta Love. The result is an album that's celebratory without being saccharine and that sees the group collectively mining their prior experiences in order to craft something that looks toward the future with an optimistic gaze.

Ra Ra Riot’s first tour in support of Need Your Light kicks off on March 2 in Albany, NY and includes stops in Vancouver on March 31, Toronto on April 14 and Montreal on April 15.  The full tour is listed below and tickets for all dates are available now.

Ra Ra Riot Need Your Light Tracklisting:

1. Water

2. Absolutely

3. Foreign Lovers

4. I Need Your Light

5. Bad Times

6. Call Me Out

7. Instant Breakup

8. Every Time I'm Ready To Hug

9. Bouncy Castle

10. Suckers

 

Ra Ra Riot Tour

3/02 - Albany, NY - The Hollow

3/03 - Boston, MA - Paradise

3/04 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

3/05 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

3/06 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

3/08 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

3/10 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Festival

3/11 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5

3/12 - Birmingham, AL - Saturn

3/13 - Nashville, TN - Exit In

3/15 - Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown

3/16-18 - Austin, TX- SXSW

3/19 - Fort Worth, TX - The Live Oak

3/21- Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar

3/22 - San Diego, CA - The Irenic

3/24 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

3/25 - Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant & Music Club

3/27 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

3/30 - Seattle, WA - Neumos

3/31 - Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret

4/01 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall

4/03 - Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

4/04 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre

4/06 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room

4/07 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club

4/08 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall

4/11 - Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar

4/12 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre

4/14 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

4/15 - Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz

4/16 - Geneva, NY - The Cracker Factory

 

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