The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
Alongside friends Vampire Weekend, Ra Ra Riot have been one of the most talked about bands in 2008. After releasing a self-titled EP last year, the band was quickly signed to Barsuk Records, the former home of indie giants Death Cab for Cutie and Rilo Kiley, to name a few.
However, the band's future became uncertain after the death of drummer John Ryan Pike. The band decided to continue though, and are stronger because of it. The dark lyrics and swirling strings of their debut album, The Rhumb Line, pay tribute to Pike, an obvious inspiration for all of the band's future endeavors. The result is a beautifully sad, strangely uplifting album that will make any music fan happy.
Check out Ra Ra Riot's video for "Dying Is Fine" off their debut The Rhumb Line: