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Editor’s Pick #61: Ra Ra Riot Making Moves by tjwell01
February 19, 2009, 1:41 am
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It’s amazing how far Ra Ra Riot has come. I remember seeing them for the first time at Funk N’ Waffles during my freshman year when Vampire Weekend opened for them. Yes, you heard me right. Vampire Weekend opened up a show at Funk N’ Waffles at one point. Boy, times have changed.

Now, with Ra Ra Riot’s new video for “Can You Tell,” you start to wonder if these guys are really going to take a shot at this. They definitely need a new album. They’ve been playing these songs [yes, The Rhumb Line is not a new album—they’re all old songs] for the past three to four years.

Rumors are that the band only figures they’ll ride this thing out until it eventually dies. Who said it has to end? They’re opening up for Death Cab for Cutie and Cold War Kids these days! That’s nothing to sneeze at! They’re getting press up the ying-yang and they’re looking at this band as a temporary gig? That’s not the right attitude. Keep rocking hard, write new songs and let the good times roll.

Looking forward to the Wescott show coming up, along with opening act Passion Pit!!!!!

–Jett Wells, Co-Reviews Editor

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Are they seriously not planning to make a second album? Wtf?
And I’m taking the train to Chicago to see them open for Death Cab…?!

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