Ra Ra Riot: The Rhumb Line

March 21, 2009



I’ve been listening to Ra Ra Riot for a while now, mainly thanks to their tours with Vampire Weekend and Death Cab for Cutie. They also received some unfortunate exposure due to the tragic death of their original drummer, John Ryan Pike…

I finally picked up their latest album, The Rhumb Line, and it’s wonderful. Great indie pop melodies and some fabulously lush instrumentation. With songs like “Dying is Fine” I’m sure the album holds special significance for the band — how could it not? “Too Too Too Fast” and “Oh, La” are my personal faves — the former has just enough synth to get the party started, and the latter has exactly my kind of cymbal/snare driving beat.

So go pick it up now, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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