Blind Mice is a new band out of New Bedford, MA featuring former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley and current Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills. Their debut EP, Come Down, is due out in early 2014. We are streaming the first track from the effort, "Step On My Neck," in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of '90s alternative rock a la Third Eye Blind, Weezer and Foo Fighters.
Barsuk Records will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a bunch of great shows at various venues throughout Seattle from November 7th to November 10th. It'll feature performances from the likes of Death Cab For Cutie, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf, and many, many more. Check out all the bands performing, venues, and details in the replies.
Ra Ra Riot have teamed up with Working Man Records to release limited cassettes of their albums The Orchard and The Rhumb Line. Each album is limited to 100 copies. Look out vinyl: tape players are staging a comeback.
Ra Ra Riot will kick off a tour at the end of the month in support of their upcoming album, The Orchard, which will be released on August 24th. Dates can be seen in the replies, along with a preview of their song "Too Dramatic."
01. The Orchard
03. Too Dramatic
06. You and I Know
08. Do You Remember
10. Keep It Quiet
Discovery, the side project of Rostam of Vampire Weekend and Wes of Ra Ra Riot, will release their debut album LP on July 7th through XL Recordings. You can download their song "Orange Shirt" for free here. It also features guest vocals from Ezra of Vampire Weekend and Angel Deradoorian of Dirty Projectors.