Live Video: Ra Ra Riot

photo by Bebe Labree Besch (view set)

“Bouncing keyboards.” “Thumping four-on-the-floor beats.” “Synth-driven.” Those are just a handful of phrases that probably wouldn’t have been used to describe Ra Ra Riot prior to 2013. However, for their third full-length, Beta Love, the now-quartet moved away from their string-laden sound in favor of a more uptempo, electronic one. But despite the band’s newfound love of technology (along with the synths, Beta Love contains more than a handful of lyrical shoutouts to Ray Kurzwell’s The Singularity Is Near), their music is just as human as ever, continuing to approach relational subjects with an organic, personal approach. Watch Wes Miles and company tackle their fears with a decidedly organic energy during a session recorded live in KEXP’s studios in February, where they bring Beta Love to life with a decidedly organic energy.

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One Comment

  1. Max K
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Love these KEXP sessions! If you’re a Ra Ra Riot fan then you should take a listen to the new Broken Bells album which just came out!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZR1vTIYszo&list=UU_88DDq4Vj0bDckplMuMreQ

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