There has to be a light at the of the tunnel that has tragedy.
Over the last few years, Ra Ra Riot having been causing a stir, a riot if you would like to say. They've played with Tokyo Police Club and The Cribs. I saw them open for Editors last year and they're music blew me away. They were had the catchy melodies and the youngster's charm necessary to be the next big thing. And then a year ago, it all changed when original drummer John Pike went missing, only to be found dead washed up along the shores of Massachusetts.
Determined, the band knew John wouldn't the band die with them, so they marched on and completed their full length debut, The Rhumb Line, recording it in Seattle late last year. Since they tracked the out in the northwest, it's only fitting that the band has signed to Barsuk, who will release Line on August 19th. You oversees folk will get the record via V2 later this year.
Those dates with The Cribs recently wrapped, so here's a few upcoming summer dates when you can catch them:
06/14 Denver, CO @ Westword Music Festival
07/06 Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/26 Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Festival
Stream: Various Tracks [here]