July 27, 2010

Ra Ra Riot - "Boy" [single] (2010)

Ra Ra Riot is always quick to remind me why Barsuk Records has always been home to so many of my favorite indie artists. RRR's new album, The Orchard, comes out on August 24th and this first single does nothing but set my already eager anticipation on fire, like for wow. I'm usually such a sucker for their unabashedly cutesy videos, so I'm curious to see what they do for this delightful and charming little single that makes me want to get up and go... somewhere, anywhere. Earnest, syrupy sweet vocals, infectious and energetic drumming, a punchy bass line, smatterings of well-placed cello and violin, and some of the most adorable guitar licks I've heard this year, "Boy" is just brimming with all the excitement of the drive home after a great date. In short, the perfect palate teaser for what I hope is a stellar sophomore follow-up to that which was/is their solid debut The Rhumb Line. Now if you'll excuse me, I think I'll go listen to "Boy" another 50 times...

Hear it here, free mp3 download here.


Mona said...

Talk about 2010/2011 being such a golden age of indie releases. I haven't been this enthralled with releases since 2005-2006!