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Ra Ra Riot Sign to Barsuk, Drop Debut Aug. 19

Syracuse, NY's indie-pop quintet emerge from the studio and prep The Rhumb Line for summer arrival.

After the 2007 release of their buzz-worthy self-titled EP, an exhaustive touring regiment, a devastating loss, and a lengthy stint in the studio with producer Ryan Hadlock (the Gossip, Blonde Redhead, Islands), Ra Ra Riot have finally unveiled The Rhumb Line, their debut full-length record out Aug. 19.

Joining the likes of Nada Surf and Mates of State at Seattle’s Barsuk for the release, Ra Ra Riot, on the heels of an 80-plus date tour in early ’08, will unveil new tracks live this summer with a handful of gigs, including stops at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and Chicago’s Wicker Park Festival.

And though a tracklisting has yet-to-be unveiled, the band leaked a few details to SPIN.com in a video interview this past March at SXSW, immediately after performing a rare, exclusive rendition of EP and full-length gem, “Dying is Fine.” Check out both below!

Ra Ra Riot tour dates:

6/14, Denver, CO (Westword Music Festival)
7/6, Milwaukee, WI (Summerfest)
7/26, Chicago, IL (Wicker Park Festival)

Now Watch This:
Ra Ra Riot video interview with SPIN.com
Ra Ra Riot performing “Dying is Fine”

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