Ra Ra Riot Announce Album & Tour

    New York indie orchestral outfit Ra Ra Riot have announced plans for LP number three. Wes Miles and associates will follow up 2010’s The Orchard and 2008’s The Rhumb Line with a new full-length entitled Beta Love. Produced by Dennis Herring and recorded in Mississippi, Beta Love will be Ra Ra Riot’s first release since the departure of cellist Alexandra Lawn. Beta Love is apparently inspired by “the works of cyberpunk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s musings on technological singularity and transhumanism.”

    In other news, the band has announced an extensive North American tour running through this winter. Take a look at Beta Love’s 11-song track list and Ra Ra Riot’s upcoming tour schedule below and pick up the new album Jan. 22 via Barsuk. [P4K]


    Beta Love track list:

    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 tour dates:

    11.14 Syracuse, NY: Setnor Auditorium @ Syracuse University

    11.28 Providence, RI: Lupo’s *
    11.29 Philadelphia, PA : Liacouras Center #
    12.08 Lancaster, PA: Chameleon %
    12.09 Hartford, CT: Arch Street Tavern %
    12.11 Clifton Park, NY: Upstate Concert Hall %
    12.12 Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Place %
    12.13 Ithaca, NY: Haunt % 
    01.23 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club
    01.25 New York, NY: Webster Hall
    01.26 Boston, MA: Paradise
    02.02-03 Tokyo, Japan: Hostess Club Weekender +
    02.07 Vancouver, British Columbia: Venue           
    02.08 Seattle, WA: Neptune Theater
    02.09 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom
    02.11 San Francisco, CA: Fillmore
    02.12 Los Angeles, CA: El Rey
    02.15 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up
    02.16 Tucson, AZ: Club Congress
    02.17 El Paso, AZ: Lowbrow Palace
    02.19 Dallas, TX: Kessler Theater
    02.20 Austin, TX: The Belmont
    02.21 Houston, TX: Fitzgerald’s 
    02.23 Oxford, MS: Proud Larry’s
    02.24 Atlanta, GA: Masquerade
    02.25 Carrboro, NC: Cat’s Cradle
    02.26 Asheville, NC: Grey Eagle
    02.28 Columbus, OH: A&R Music Bar
    03.01 Chicago, IL: Metro
    03.02 Madison, WI: Der Rathskeller
    03.03 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock
    03.05 Ann Arbor, MI: Blind Pig
    03.06 Toronto, Ontario: Lee’s Palace
    03.07 Montreal, Quebec: Il Motore
    03.08 S. Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
    03.09 Northampton, MA: Pearl Street

    * with Passion Pit and Joy Formidable
    # with Passion Pit
    % with Guards
    + with Vampire Weekend and Ultraista