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SXSW 2016: SPIN Portraits of Chairlift, Waxahatchee, A$AP Ferg, Lizzo, and Many More

From March 16 through March 20, 2016, the Bud Light Factory at Brazos Hall hosted many of the hottest shows at the annual  South by Southwest…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2016

Ra Ra Riot Announce New Album, ‘Need Your Light’

Ra Ra Riot have announced plans to release the follow-up to 2013's Beta Love. The new album is called Need Your Light and will be available on February…
Rachel Brodsky / November 16, 2015

Ra Ra Riot Electrify Hellogoodbye’s ‘(Everything Is) Debatable’

The title track from Hellogoodbye's 2013 album Everything Is Debatable showed the group's evolution from indie dance to folk-pop. And now Ra Ra Riot have…
Jen Jamin / February 4, 2014

Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars Make Arts & Crafts 10th Anniversary Compilation

Canadian boutique label Arts & Crafts turns 10 this year, and to celebrate, the indie-pop curators are planning a compilation album featuring new collaborations from…
Kyle McGovern / April 30, 2013

Ra Ra Riot, ‘Beta Love’ (Barsuk)

Was it necessary to hit the panic button so soon? On their captivating 2008 debut The Rhumb Line and 2010's milder The Orchard, the Syracuse,…
Jon Young / January 25, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Ra Ra Riot, Tomahawk, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and More

Another week means another batch of ready-to-stream records. Plug in your headphones and tune out with these 10.1) Tomahawk, Oddfellows. "Oddfellowsis full of dusty Morricone…
Kyle McGovern / January 23, 2013

Ra Ra Riot Blow Up Their Signature Sound on ‘Beta Love’

For Ra Ra Riot, making Beta Love, their third album, was something akin to exposure treatment. "The first day, [producer Dennis Herring] was like, 'We're…
Harley Brown / January 15, 2013

Ra Ra Riot Beg to ‘Dance With Me’ on Bouncy Rebound Song

Ra Ra Riot have been doling out samples of their upcoming third album, Beta Love (due January 22 from Barsuk), for the past few months.
Kyle McGovern / January 7, 2013

Hear Ra Ra Riot’s Soulful, Love-Spurned ‘When I Dream’

Ra Ra Riot shared the synthy title track off their upcoming third album, Beta Love (out January 22 via Barsuk) last month, and then debuted…
Kyle McGovern / December 13, 2012

Ra Ra Riot Bring New ‘Beta Love’ Tracks Back to School

Ra Ra Riot returned to upstate New York's Syracuse University (where they first formed in 2006) earlier this month to teach classes and play a sold-out show,…
Kyle McGovern / November 27, 2012

Ra Ra Riot’s Dancey ‘Beta Love’ Swaps Strings for Synths, Reinvents Band

Ra Ra Riot reinvent themselves with their new single, "Beta Love," whose dance-pop bent is fueled by the egress of cellist Alexandra Lawn. The freshly…
Chris Martins / November 13, 2012

Ra Ra Riot Shake Things Up On New Album

Even during the raucous college-party days of their birth in 2006 in Syracuse, New York, Ra Ra Riot has always folded heartrending strings and…
Melissa Giannini / May 3, 2012

See Ra Ra Riot Perform ‘Boy’ in the Moog Sound Lab

You've seen Little Dragon, Twin Shadow, and the Antlers reinvent tunes in the Moog Sound Lab — the spot in Asheville, North Carolina devoted to…
SPIN Staff / January 3, 2012

Ra Ra Riot’s Mathieu Santos’ Solo Project

As one of the founding members of the New York orchestral-pop outfit Ra Ra Riot, bassist Mathieu Santos has been content to remain in the…
Nate Brennan / July 12, 2011
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