The music is flowing at SXSW 2013, and Ra Ra Riot's complete one-hour SXSW Social Underground set -- which took place yesterday (March 12) -- is now streaming online (watch it above). While the footage is a little on the dark side, the group's energetic synth-fueled pop seems to be a hit with the Austin crowd gathered to see them.
When Ra Ra Riot fan David Dean Burkhart paired the song ‘Beta Love’ with scenes from 'Dance Party,' a Bay Area UHF show from the 1980s, the band was so impressed by the feelgood clip that they decided to make it the song’s official video. And why not? You can’t go wrong with '80s fashion and a disco ball.
Ra Ra Riot have scheduled a Jan. 22, 2013, release for their third album, 'Beta Love,' which they recorded in Oxford, Miss., with producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Wavves). In advance of the release, the Brooklyn-based outfit has posted the disc's first single, which is also the title track. Check it out below.
Honda Civic's series of commercial for its EX-L model follows a hardcore Ra Ra Riot fan and uses music from the indie rock band to promote its vehicle as the best car for the cool, under-30 demographic.