Ra Ra Riot
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Ra Ra Riot

In the mood for some new indie ra ra rock? New York foursome Ra Ra Riot will provide.

Last month, fans were treated to the Passion Pit-y goodness of “Beta Love,” the first single from the Syracuse group’s upcoming third album, also titled Beta Love. Though that album won’t hit streets until Jan. 22 (you can pre-order it here), the baroque-pop band is letting us in on their newest single, “When I Dream,” which you can listen to exclusively here.

Beta Love, recorded in Mississippi,will be the first album Ra Ra Riot has recorded as a four-piece (cellist Alexandra Lawn recently left the band), and it shows in the new single. “When I Dream” is still full of snaps, strings, and shiny vocals, but the song moves along at a more subdued pace.

Go ahead and listen here:

Want to see Ra Ra Riot play la la live? Then make sure your ba ba butt (sorry! last one) to one of the following tour dates:

2-11 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall ‡ w/ guards

12-12 Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place ‡ w/ guards

12-13 Ithaca, NY – Haunt ‡ w/ guards

01-23 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

01-24 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

01-25 New York, NY – Webster Hall

01-26 Boston, MA – Paradise

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 – The Fillmore^ *

02-12 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey^ *

02-13 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory^ *

02-15 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up^ *

02-16 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress^

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 Pacific Air

* with Cayucas

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