I love this band. The first time I saw Ra Ra Riot live was at a dinky little space at my college, and since then they've graduated to larger venues like the El Rey, another venue in which I witnessed them rock the house with their string-infused brand of buoyant indie rock.
I was trying to figure out why I haven't written about them yet, and realized they haven't released an album since 2008, making them ineligible for the "Best of '09" list from last year. Little did I know that they spent that year on a farm, recording their forthcoming album "Orchard."
The album comes out next month. Did I mention I'm pumped?