Ra Ra Really Long Post About Ra Ra Riot!


The accolades keep flooding in for the full-length debut from Syracuse, New York’s Ra Ra Riot . Earlier this month, Rolling Stone dropped them on their list of Six Artists to Watch in 2008 , while awarding the record an impressive 4 out of 5 stars . Likewise, Entertainment Weekly , Pitchfork , The New York Times , and nearly the entire critical community have come out in support of The Rhumb Line , the long-playing follow-up to the band’s 2007 self-titled EP. Riding this overwhelming wave of praise, Ra Ra Riot recently announced an appearance on Late Night With Conan O’Brien set to broadcast on September 2nd.

In celebration of the album’s release, the band recently recorded a handful of live performances in an attic in upstate New York. Over the past week, Pitchfork , Stereogum , Brooklyn Vegan and My Old Kentucky Blog have each unveiled one clip in the four-part series. The videos, directed by Taryn Gould and Emily Kowalcyzk, feature the band performing a different Rhumb Line stand out facing in a different compass direction – North, South, East, West.

In addition, Ra Ra Riot recently unveiled the official video for “Ghost Under Rocks,” the NPR fave featured on All Songs Considered this week. It’s a simple enough performance clip bolstered by a world map backdrop and the band’s characteristic bouncy energy. The video premiered this weekend on MTV2’s Subteranean. A link to the clip is below. And after the jump? The band’s complete(ly massive) touring itinerary for the remainder of the Fall.

Video : Ra Ra Riot – Ghost Under Rocks

Full Tour Dates:

09-02 Late Night With Conan O’Brien (New York, NY)
09-03 Lambi (Montral, QUE)
09-04 Horseshoe Tavern (Toronto, ON)
09-05 Mojo’s (Jamestown, NY)
09-06 Bug Jar (Rochester, NY)
09-07 Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
09-09 The Basement (Columbus, OH)
09-10 Case Western (Cleveland, OH)
09-11 Subterranean (Chicago, IL)
09-12 7th Street Entry (Minneapolis, MN)
09-14 Jackpot Saloon (Lawrence, KS)
09-16 Hi Dive (Denver, CO)
09-17 Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT)
09-18 Neurolux (Boise, ID)
09-20 King Cobra (Seattle, WA)
09-21 TBA (Vancouver, BC)
09-22 Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
09-24 Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco, CA)
09-25 The Echo (Los Angeles, CA)
09-28 The Casbah (San Diego, CA)*
09-29 Modified (Phoenix, AZ)*
09-30 Plush (Tucson, AZ)*
10-02 TBA (Dallas, TX)*
10-03 Stubb’s (Austin, TX)*
10-04 Rudyards (Houston, TX)*
10-07 The Social (Orlando, FL)*
10-08 Club Downunder (Tallahassee, FL)*
10-10 Drunken Unicorn (Atlanta, GA)*
10-11 Local 506 (Chapel Hill, NC)*
10-12 Black Cat Backstage (Washington, DC)*
10-14 Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)*
10-15 Johnny Brenda’s (Philadelphia, PA)*
10-16 Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
10-17 Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NY)
10-18 Middle East Downstairs (Cambridge, MA)*
all shows with Walter Meego
* w/ the morning benders

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