It took 2 years for Ra Ra Riot to finally produce their debut album. After their splendid debut EP back in 2007, hype has been building around the band. Unfortunately the death of their 23-year old drummer John Pike on June 3rd last year ruined all plans for a release. However, the remaining five members moved on and are finally ready to release on August 19th their debut titled The Rhumb Line (after being signed to Barsuk Records). With Ryan Hadlock on their production side (Gossip, Blonde Redhead), the band is finally ready to show the world if they are worth the wait and praise (NME has already included them twice on their Top 5 and Top 10 bands of 2006 and 2007). Ra Ra Riot have already dedicated the album to Pike and for all of us it’s just a matter of days before the waiting is over. As they rightly state "Oh baby, how long am I supposed to wait?"
A Manner to Act