Saturday, January 10, 2009

Ra Ra Riot

Here's a newish band I like a lot. Ra Ra Riot gets compared with Vampire Weekend, probably because they came out shortly after VW. But, the lead singer sounds a bit like Morrissey and I like that the band has two women who play string instruments. Cool!

This video is great. What's going to happen to the caterpillars and the leaves? Oh, the suspense!

Ra Ra Riot, "Dying is Fine:"


Anonymous said...

Ra Ra Riot did not "come out" shortly after Vampire Weekend. They both graduated in 2006. You just happened to hear about one band before the other.

Be Like the Squirrel, Girl said...

Oops, sorry. By "come out," I was referring to the release date of their album. According to iTunes (if they can be trusted), Ra Ra Riot's "The Rhumb Line" album debuted 8 months after Vampire Weekend's self-titled album. I like both bands a lot.

Anonymous said...

Ha, fair enough. You should check out It's a side project the lead singer of Ra Ra and keyboardist from VW have going on (or had, at least).

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I feel just like that caterpillar who clutches his sides and turns brown. Ha ha.