Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
Ra Ra Riot w/ Cayucas
Ra Ra Riot couldn’t help but attract comparisons to another young, chipper indie-rock band charming New York college campuses around the same time, Vampire Weekend, and even the most casual listeners couldn’t help but notice how closely singer Wes Miles’ fluttering voice mirrors that of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. The indie-pop sextet distinguished itself, though, with string-heavy, bouncy baroque arrangements. After a few years spent mostly off the radar, Ra Ra Riot returned this year with a new album, Beta Love, which transitioned the band from their organic pop-rock sound into a more overtly retro, electro-pop style.