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Ra Ra Riot

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Ra Ra Riot.

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Concerts

Ra Ra Riot performed on Mountain Stage.

February 6, 2012 Hear the indie-rock band bring its string section to West Virginia's most famous stage.

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August 13, 2010 The Syracuse pop band took the stage at World Cafe Live to play songs from its forthcoming album.

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October 12, 2008 Hear the critically admired, cello-infused rock band perform live in concert from Washington, D.C.

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Studio Sessions

Ra Ra Riot lead singer Wes Miles.

March 13, 2013 Watch this synths 'n' strings band perform "Dance With Me" live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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November 15, 2010 Hear the indie-rock band play songs of its new album, The Orchard, live in the WXPN studios.

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December 3, 2008 Ra Ra Riot features swooning strings, pop hooks and sinuous rock rhythms in a session from WXPN.

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August 29, 2008 The young band performs in studio and talks about nautical charts, string sections and Kate Bush.

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Discover Songs

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August 15, 2010 Hear The Orchard's 10 songs, which positively burst with sophistication, precision and polish.

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July 20, 2010 On the new episode of All Songs Considered, hear Icelandic folk, piano jazz, epic rock and more.

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March 28, 2009 March is the month of tournaments, but why should college basketball have all the fun?

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March 23, 2009 "Dying Is Fine" seems rooted in a firsthand understanding that dying isn't fine.

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August 24, 2008 Hear Argentinian electro-pop, cello rock, a tragic tale in song, and more on All Songs Considered.

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January 31, 2008 A band to call your own: NPR listeners pick their favorite artists few people have heard.

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News

Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'

August 24, 2010 Each week, we call five record stores to see what new releases they have in the building.

Reviews

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July 20, 2010 On the new episode of All Songs Considered, hear Icelandic folk, piano jazz, epic rock and more.

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March 28, 2009 March is the month of tournaments, but why should college basketball have all the fun?

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March 23, 2009 "Dying Is Fine" seems rooted in a firsthand understanding that dying isn't fine.

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August 24, 2008 Hear Argentinian electro-pop, cello rock, a tragic tale in song, and more on All Songs Considered.

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More Stories

Scene from Ra Ra Riot's latest video, for the song "Binary Mind."

August 12, 2013 Ra Ra Riot's latest video imagines a futuristic world where human brains and computers merge.

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November 12, 2012 Download the fizzily catchy title track from the band's new album, which comes out Jan. 22, 2013.

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