Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album Beta Love for January 2013 Release

October 23rd, 2012
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The third Ra Ra Riot album will be released on January 22nd on Barsuk Records. Titled Beta Love, this marks the band as a four piece, following the departure of violinist and vocalist Alexandra Lawn.

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The remaining members – vocalist Wes Miles, guitarist Milo Bonacci, bassist Mathieu Santos and violinist Rebecca Zeller – based their songs from Beta Love around technological singularity and transhumanism, based on the writings of William Gibson and Ray Kurzweil. Session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer) played drums on the recordings.

Miles and producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) both wrote the demo versions of the songs and recorded the entire album at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS.

The track listing is as follows:

Ra Ra Riot – Beta Love

01. Dance with Me
02. Binary Mind
03. Beta Love
04. Is It Too Much
05. For Once
06. Angel, Please
07. What I Do For U
08. When I Dream
09. That Much
10. Wilderness
11. I Shut Off

Ra Ra Riot will be venturing on an upcoming tour. The dates are as follows:


* with Passion Pit and Joy Formidable

with Passion Pit

with Guards

§ with Vampire Weekend & Ultraista

November 14            Setnor Auditorium @ Syracuse University            Syracuse, NY
November 28            Lupo’s            Providence, RI*
November 29            Liacouras Center            Philadelphia, PA†
December 8            Chameleon            Lancaster, PA‡
December 9            Arch Street Tavern            Hartford, CT‡
December 11            Upstate Concert Hall            Clifton Park, NY‡
December 12            Mohawk Place            Buffalo, NY‡
December 13            Haunt            Ithaca, NY‡
January 23            9:30 Club            Washington, DC
January 25            Webster Hall            New York, NY
January 26            Paradise            Boston, MA
February 2-3            Hostess Club Weekender            Tokyo, Japan§
February 7            Venue            Vancouver, BC
February 8            Neptune Theater            Seattle, WA
February 9            Wonder Ballroom            Portland, OR
February 11            Fillmore            San Francisco, CA
February 12            El Rey            Los Angeles, CA
February 15            Belly Up            Solana Beach, CA
February 16            Club Congress            Tucson, AZ
February 17            Lowbrow Palace            El Paso AZ
February 19            Kessler Theater            Dallas, TX
February 20            The Belmont            Austin, TX
February 21            Fitzgerald’s             Houston, TX
February 23            Proud Larry’s            Oxford, MS
February 24            Masquerade            Atlanta, GA
February 25            Cat’s Cradle            Carrboro, NC
February 26            Grey Eagle            Asheville, NC
February 28            A&R Music Bar            Columbus, OH
March 1            Metro            Chicago, IL
March 2            Der Rathskeller            Madison, WI
March 3            Triple Rock            Minneapolis, MN
March 5            Blind Pig            Ann Arbor, MI
March 6            Lee’s Palace            Toronto, ON
March 7            Il Motore            Montreal, QC
March 8            Higher Ground            S. Burlington, VT
March 9            Pearl Street            Northampton, MA

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