Ra Ra Riot Debut “War & Famine”

Ra Ra Riot have dropped “War & Famine”
Ra Ra Riot "War & Famine"

Ra Ra Riot have dropped another single off their forthcoming release “War & Famine” Superbloom, due out August 9th on Rob the Rich Recordings/Caroline. “War & Famine” joins previously released tracks “Bad to Worse” Rostom Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, HAIM).

Wes Miles on “War & Famine”:

“This is probably the most personal track on the record for me. One of the only times I’ve ever tracked and comped vocals totally alone in my apartment without anyone else to filter through. That allowed me to be really free and let things go that I may have felt too vulnerable about otherwise. I’ve usually steered clear of “political” lyrics because it’s just not the music that I thought I was best at making, but this idea of generational entitlement was something I kept hearing about at the time but sounded completely ridiculous to me (cue Principal Skinner, “No, it’s the children who are wrong!”) and just came up naturally.

The other really cool thing about this song is that it came from listening to a demo of another track on the record backwards just for fun. I won’t say which one because it’s not out yet but it’ll probably be pretty easy to tell once you do hear the record.”

Ra Ra Riot
Live Dates

July 12 @ Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA
July 13 @ PNC Bank Arts Theater in Holmdel, NJ
July 14 @ BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ
July 16 @ Express Live! Pavilion in Columbus, OH
July 17 @ PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati, OH
July 19 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD
July 20 @ Stage AE Outdoors in Pittsburgh, PA
July 21 @ PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC
July 22 @ State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Charlotte, NC
July 24 @ Ascend Amphitheatre in Nashville, TN
July 25 @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, AR
July 26 @ Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, TX
July 27 @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, TX
July 29 @ Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM**
July 31 @ Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ
August 1 @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego, CA
August 2 @ The Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino in Las Vegas, NV
August 3 @ FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA

Tour w/ Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World
**Ra Ra Riot Headlining Show

EU & UK Dates

Dec 2 @ Paradiso in Amsterdam, NL
Dec 3 @ Häkken in Hamburg, DE
Dec 4 @ Musik und Frieden in Berlin, DE
Dec 5 @ Zehner in Munich, DE
Dec 7 @ Helios in Cologne, DE
Dec 8 @ Exil in Zurich, CH
Dec 10 @ Thekla in Briston, UK
Dec 11 @ King Tuts in Glasgow, UK
Dec 12 @ The Deaf Institute in Manchester, UK
Dec 13 @ Oslo in London, UK