Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on August 4, 2011

photos by Eric Townsend, words by Andrew Sacher

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot are currently on a massive tour (with Guster?) that brought them to Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT last night (8/3). It rained pretty hard the entire ourdoor show but (Guster) crowd feedback seemed positive regardless. Check out more pictures of Ra Ra Riot's set below.

Ra Ra Riot won't open Guster's 8/8 Central Park Summerstage show with Jack's Mannequin and Boy & Bear, but you will be able to catch Ra Ra Riot in NYC this Friday (8/5) at the far more interesting (and free) Prospect Park Celebrate Brooklyn show with Buke & Gass and Delicate Steve. 7:00pm show / gates 6:00pm. Hopefully the weather is better than last night's rainy Sufjan Stevens show (which happened the same time as Ra Ra in CT).

In related news, Ra Ra Riot bassist Mathieu Santos released his debut solo LP Massachusetts 2010 this past Tuesday (8/2) via Barsuk. The album is named after the album track of the same name, which is a reworking of "Massachusetts" off Ra Ra Riot's most recent LP The Orchard. You can stream the entire album on Spinner and check out a video for album track "I Can Hear the Trains Coming" below. You can also purchase the album as LP and MP3 on Amazon. The whole thing pretty much sounds like Ra Ra Riot with a slightly different singer. So there's nothing too groundbreaking here, but it definitely makes for an enjoyable listen.

Album art, tracklist, video, dates, and more pics from the Ra Ra Riot show below...

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Mathieu Santos - "I Can Hear The Trains Coming"

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Mathieu Santos - Massachusetts 2010
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Tracklist:
I Can Hear The Trains Coming
Massachusetts
I'd Go
(I Just) Need To Know
Good Return Theme
Northern Mentality
I Said So
Silly Thoughts
Wait To Get Up
The Bay/Where To Find Her

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Youth Lagoon -- 2011 Tour Dates
Thu-Aug-4 Newport, RI Newport Sunset Series ^
Fri-Aug-5 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn @ Prospect Park Bandshell FREE %
Sat-Aug-6 Portland, ME Concerts on the Waterfront at Ocean Gateway ^
Sun-Aug-7 Baltimore, MD Pier Six ^
Tue-Aug-9 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony ^
Thu-Aug-11 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier ^
Fri-Aug-12 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion ^
Sat-Aug-13 Canandaigua, NY CMAC ^
Sun-Aug-14 East Hampton, NY Music To Know Festival
Fri-Sep-9 Big Indian, NY Truck Festival
Sat-Sep-10 Valparaiso, IN Sourcestock 2011
Fri-Sep-23 Victoria, BC Rifflandia
Sat-Sep-24 Vancouver, BC Malkin Bowl w/ Broken Social Scene
Sun-Sep-25 Kelowna, BC Habitat &
Mon-Sep-26 Nelson, BC The Royal &
Wed-Sep-28 Calgary, AB The Gateay Bar - SAIT Campus &
Thu-Sep-29 Edmonton, AB Avenue Theatre &
Fri-Sep-30 Regina, SK The Exchange &
Sat-Oct-1 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret &
Sun-Oct-2 Minneapolis, MN Fineline &
Tue-Oct-4 Grand Rapids, MI Pyramid Scheme &
Thu-Oct-6 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace &
Fri-Oct-7 Ottawa, ON Mavericks Bar &
Sat-Oct-8 Montreal, QC Il Motore &
Fri-Oct-14 Pensacola, FL DeLuna Fest
Fri-Oct-28 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cralde *
Sat-Oct-29 Atlanta, GA The Earl *
Sun-Oct-30 Birmingham, AL Bottle Tree *
Mon-Oct-31 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe *
Wed-Nov-2 Oklahoma City, OK ACM @ UCO *
Thu-Nov-3 Dallas, TX Granada *
Fri-Nov-4 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live *
Sat-Nov-5 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
Mon-Nov-7 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing Co. *
Tue-Nov-8 Tucson, AZ Club Congress *
Wed-Nov-9 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern *
Thu-Nov-10 Los Angeles, CA El Rey *
Fri-Nov-11 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall *
Tue-Nov-15 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre *
Wed-Nov-16 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre *
Fri-Nov-18 Chicago, IL Metro *
Sat-Nov-19 Madison, WI The Sett *
Mon-Nov-21 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Lecture Hall *

% w/ Delicate Steve and Buke & Gass
^ w/ Guster
& w/ Dinosaur Bones
* w/ Delicate Steve and Yellow Ostrich

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Comments (16)

not feeling cellist's new hair do, still stunning though

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 3:13 PM

The women in Ra Ra Riot are beyond superb. Oh and you mean the bassist who out Martin Starrs Martin Starr has a solo album?????

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 3:25 PM

gams

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:06 PM

Thanks for everything after the fist 7 photos. Really gave a new perspective.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:09 PM

I LOVE DANBURY VEGAN!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:38 PM

hey 4:09 thanks for everything after the first 5 comments. really gave a new perspective.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:50 PM

I could never be in the band. I would be staring at those fine young ladies and not be able to concentrate on the music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 5:07 PM

are they playing on a moat?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 5:10 PM

id have sex

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 5:30 PM

how was the pit?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 7:15 PM

Can't wait for the show tonight!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 8:28 AM

Girls, you can do better.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 9:13 AM

I'm pretty sure all the 'dudes' in this band are eunuchs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 11:03 AM

I'm pretty sure most BVers here look like the singer. My condolences.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 11:40 AM

every dude is this band is exceptionally nerdy. it's remarkable really.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 12:08 PM

UNremarkable really. A lot of people in BK look like that.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 12:32 PM

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