Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ra Ra Riot

Six-piece chamber pop/indie rock band Ra Ra Riot formed while their members were attending college in Syracuse, NY. The lineup includes Milo Bonacci (guitar), Alexandra Lawn (cello), Wesley Miles (keyboard/vocals), John Pike (drums), Mathieu Santos (bass), and Rebecca Zeller (violin). Less than a year after forming in January 2006, the band was playing shows with the Horrors, Bow Wow Wow, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin.

Mixing the classical backgrounds of both Rebecca and Alexandra (violin and cello respectively) with the driving drums, guitar, bass and vocals of the boys, their sound is catchy, upbeat, and more than worthy of a good head-bop and toe-tap. The group knocked out six shows last fall at the CMJ Music Marathon and NME named them one of the 'hot five' bands of CMJ.

Not unlike Arcade Fire, this talented young bunch has an epic approach to indie rock. Driven by exuberant string and rhythm sections, band members play each note to they fullest as they bounce around stage (as if it was their last show ever). The band recently released self-titled EP "Each Year". Highly Recommended!

Ra Ra Riot - Each Year
Ra Ra Riot @ MySpace

65daysofstatic - The Destruction Of Small Ideals (2007) !!!
The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth

The Finn Brothers - Everyone Is Here !!!
Grand National - Kicking The National Habit !!!
Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards (2006)
The Kooks - Inside In, Inside Out (2006)
Chevelle - Vena Sera (2007)
+ Modest Mouse, Plain White T's, Daughtry, No Doubt, Midtown, Rise Against,
Pepper, Sublime, The Mars Volta, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Senses Fail, Korn,
Evanescence, Local H, BT, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold, etc.
The Walkmen, The Dandy Warhols, Electric Six, etc.
Chris Cornell - Albums


Anonymous Oscar said...

"[CODE]" was cleaned :(

Thanks anyway :D

2:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice look on the 65daysofstatic one. thanks

3:59 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Wow-- this is great! Thanks again, Zig!!

6:28 AM  

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