“Keep It Quiet” Preview Up Now at RaRaRiot.com

Ra Ra Riot  has announced an extensive North American tour in support of its upcoming  sophomore album, The Orchard, out August 24 on Barsuk. Preceded by appearances at the Osheaga and Bumbershoot festivals and  a support slot for Devo at  this year’s Columbus Ohio State Fair, the tour kicks off with a September 21-24  four-night stand  in New York, with coast to coast headlining dates running through to late November.

Meanwhile, “Keep It Quiet,” a two-minute preview on the making of The Orchard recently premiered at RaRaRiot.com. Directed by Taryn Gould and Emily Kowalczyk, “Keep It Quiet” provides a brief glimpse into the idyllic setting in which the new album was written, including exclusive performance footage shot in the orchard that inspired the record’s title.

Produced by Ra Ra Riot  and Andrew Maury and mixed by Chris Walla (with the exception of “Do You Remember,” which was mixed by Vampire  Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij), The Orchard’s full track listing is:

1.  The Orchard
2. Boy
3. Too Dramatic
4. Foolish
5.  Massachusetts
6. You and I Know
7. Shadowcasting
8. Do You  Remember
9. Kansai
10. Keep It Quiet

The Orchard follows up Ra  Ra Riot’s debut album, The Rhumb Line, released two years earlier, almost to  the day. The Rhumb Line debuted at #109 on the U.S. album chart and went on  to sell in excess of 60,000 copies.

Ra Ra Riot is vocalist Wes Miles,  bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, violinist Rebecca Zeller and  cellist Alexandra Lawn. The Orchard marks the first time the band has  been joined in the studio by drummer Gabriel Duquette, who has toured with  the band since the release of The Rhumb Line.


Sun-Aug-01 Montreal, QC Osheaga Festival
Wed-Aug-04 Columbus, OH Columbus State Fair w/Devo
Sat-Aug-28 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheater
Sun-Sep-05 Seattle, WA Bumbershoot
Thu-Sep-09 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom/MFNW
Sun-Sep-12 North Dorset, UK End of the Road Festival
Sat-Sep-18 Geneva, NY Three Stories Benefit @ Cracker Factory
Tue-Sep-21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Wed-Sep-22 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Thu-Sep-23 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri-Sep-24 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon-Sep-27 Northampton, MA Pearl St.
Tue-Sep-28 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place
Wed-Sep-29 Providence, RI The Met
Fri-Oct-01 Boston, MA Royale
Sat-Oct-02 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
Sun-Oct-03 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Mon-Oct-04 Ann Arbor, MI Blind Pig
Tue-Oct-05 Chicago, IL Metro
Thu-Oct-07 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Fri-Oct-08 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
Mon-Oct-11 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
Tue-Oct-12 Salt Lake City, UT In the Venue
Wed-Oct-13 Crystal Bay, NV Crystal Bay Club
Tue-Oct-19 Pomona, CA Glass House
Wed-Oct-20 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box @ Henry Fonda
Thu-Oct-21 San Diego, CA Belly Up Tavern
Fri-Oct-22 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
Sun-Oct-24 San Antonio, TX White Rabbits
Tue-Oct-26 Austin, TX Emo’s
Wed-Oct-27 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
Thu-Oct-28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Fri-Oct-29 Little Rock, AR Rev Room
Sat-Oct-30 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Mon-Nov-01 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre
Tue-Nov-02 Atlanta, GA Masquerade-Hell Room
Wed-Nov-03 Asheville, NC Orange Peel
Thu-Nov-04 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
Fri-Nov-05 Washington, DC 930 Club
Sat-Nov-13 Vancouver, BC The Commodore
Wed-Nov-17 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
Fri-Nov-19 Saskatoon, SK Louis’ Pub
Sat-Nov-20 Winnipeg, MB The Garric