New York's Ra Ra Riot are set to return with a new album, single and accompanying video.
It's been two years but this Spring sees the band's triumphant arrival on the UK's shores. With them they bring their own brand of sun-spattered orchestral pop and new album 'The Orchard', which showcases this resplendent new dawn.
'Boy' is the first single from the new record, released on the 28th March, with album 'The Orchard' following later on 16th May. Both releases will be through the band's UK label, independent newcomer Brine and Barnacles Records.
'The Orchard' is the band's sophomore record and as its title suggests, was recorded at a peach orchard farmhouse in upstate New York. On this album, the band seem to have found an assurance and joie de vivre that came from the closure obtained by laying their debut, 'The Rhumb Line' to rest. All framed within the context of discovering the pleasure and benefits obtained from country living. This is more than evident in the songs that Ra Ra Riot will proudly lay before us.
The story of the 2008 debut and its release had more than its fair share of light and shade cast across it; from the sad demise of the band's dear friend and drummer John Pike to label shakeups. Throughout, however, the band remained stalwart knowing their album was a classic. 'The Rhumb Line' emerged to critical acclaim selling over 70,000 copies in the US.