TRACKLISTING: (1) Ghost Under Rocks (2) Each year (3) St Peter’s Day Festival (4) Winter 05 (5) Dying is Fine (6) Can you Tell (7) Too Too Too Fast (8) Oh, La (9) Suspended in Gaffa (10) Run my Mouth
OVERVIEW: Ra Ra Riot at last unveil their much-anticipated debut – “The Rhumb Line” – on V2/Cooperative Music on 22 September…
Following the tragic death of their drummer John Pike in June 2007, some had wondered whether this supremely talented musical collective would continue… Yet continue they did, and after that incredibly difficult summer the remaining band members pulled themselves back together and late last year began work in the studio with producer Ryan Hadlock (Gossip, Blonde Redhead, Islands), a process that was simultaneously a memorial to Pike, a grieving process, and also a
re-engagement with the enjoyment of making music together. Early 2008 found the band continuing to build their focus and again taking to the road, opening for The Cribs and on their first headline tour of the US…
“The Rhumb Line” sees this unique young band truly deliver on their potential, successfully melding elements of new wave and classic indie with sweeping orchestral chamber pop, the strings bringing both elegance and grace, as well a sense of drama, to these already deliriously catchy melodies. Both epic and eloquent, Ra Ra Riot’s debut is an inventive and ambitious record that consistently conveys the passions of its creators.
The band have just played 4 shows in 4 nights in London and return to support Vampire Weekend in October
Limited US import Vinyl copies also available
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