Ra Ra Riot New Single “Boy” Out Now, The Orchard Out August 24th on Barsuk

“Boy,” the first single from Ra Ra Riot’s sophomore album The Orchard, is available now at iTunes, where it can be purchased along with “Keep It Quiet (Bear)” (a stripped down version of The Orchard track that the band previewed last month) and a cover of Sparks’ “Saccharin and the War.” The track “Boy” is currently streaming at Stereogum and available as a free MP3 via rarariot.com.

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Due out August 24th on Barsuk Records (U.S.) and Arts & Crafts (Canada), The Orchard was hailed this week by NPR as “Incredible… An epic album with soaring strings and fat bass lines,” and is now available for pre-order. The Orchard will be issued in standard physical and digital versions, as well as a number of special editions including limited colored vinyl, and a bonus DVD featuring a beautiful 38 minute impressionist behind-the-scenes documentary on the writing and making of The Orchard directed by Taryn Gould and Emily Kowalczyk. To place pre-orders and/or view a full list of configurations, go to http://bit.ly/preorchard.

Currently on tour in Japan, Ra Ra Riot will return to North America next month, making appearances at the Osheaga and Bumbershoot festivals and supporting Devo at this year’s Columbus Ohio State Fair, before kicking off a headlining tour beginning with a September 21-24 stretch in New York and running through late November.

More Info on The Orchard:
Due August 24th on Barsuk Records, The Orchard follows up Ra Ra Riot’s debut album, The Rhumb Line, released two years earlier, almost to the day. The Rhumb Line debuted at #109 on the U.S. album chart and went on to sell in excess of 60,000 copies. Ra Ra Riot is vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller and cellist Alexandra Lawn. The Orchard marks the first time the band has been joined in the studio by drummer Gabriel Duquette, who has toured with the band since the release of The Rhumb Line. The Orchard was produced by Ra Ra Riot and Andrew Maury and mixed by Chris Walla (with the exception of “Do You Remember,” which was mixed by Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij).  Check out the album’s cover art and track list below.

The Orchard Track List:

01 The Orchard
02 Boy
03 Too Dramatic
04 Foolish
05 Massachusetts
06 You and I Know
07 Shadowcasting
08 Do You Remember
09 Kansai
10 Keep It Quiet

Ra Ra Riot Tour Dates:

21 Hiroshima, Japan – Hiroshima Club Quattro
23 Yokohama, Japan – Yokohama BLITZ
24 Tokyo, Japan – ZEPP Tokyo
27 Kyoto, Japan – KSB Hall
28 Kyoto, Japan – KSB Hall
01 Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival
04 Columbus, OH – Columbus State Fair w/Devo
28 Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheater w/ Tegan & Sara and City & Colour
05 Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom/MFNW
12 North Dorset, UK – End of the Road Festival
18 Geneva, NY – Three Stories Benefit @ Cracker Factory
21 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
27 Northampton, MA – Pearl St.^
28 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place^
29 Providence, RI – The Met^
01 Boston, MA – Royale^
02 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero^
03 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel^
04 Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig^
05 Chicago, IL – Metro^
07 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre^
08 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room^
11 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre^
12 Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue^
13 Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club^
17 San Francisco, CA – Treasure Island Music Festival
19 Pomona, CA – Glass House#
20 Los Angeles, CA – The Music Box @ Henry Fonda#
21 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern#
22 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse#
24 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbits#
26 Austin, TX – Emo’s#
27 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live#
28 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre#
29 Little Rock, AR – Rev Room#
30 Nashville, TN – Exit/In#
01 Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre#
02 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade#
03 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel#
04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle#
05 Washington, DC – 930 Club#
13 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore*
17 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall*
19 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’ Pub*
20 Winnipeg, MB – The Garric*

^ w/ Chikita Violenta
# w/ Givers
* w/ Wintersleep

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