Ra Ra Riot Reveal Video for “Water”

Ra Ra Riot Reveal Video for "Water," Band Confirms First Tour in Support of 'Need Your Light'

Ra Ra Riot have revealed their new video for “Water,” from their recently announced forthcoming album, Need Your Light, out February 19,via Barsuk Records. Vampire Weekend’s Rostam, who conceived of the video, co-directed “Water” with Josh Goleman (Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr).

“It was shot anamorphic in one day in Joshua Tree and L.A.,” says lead-singer Wes Miles. “The concept came from Rostam, co-writer and producer of the song. We actually started talking about this video as we were still imagining and writing the story in the song. The concept of a weary hitchhiker coming out of the desert toward Los Angeles informed the final lyrics, so it really feels like an extension of the song.”

Ra Ra Riot have confirmed the first tour in support of Need Your Light. The dates kick off March 2 at The Hollow in Albany, NY and conclude 6 weeks later in Geneva, NY at the Cracker Factory. The band will play New York City’s Webster Hall on March 4 and The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on March 24.

Need Your Light was primarily produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead) with two tracks, “I Need Your Light”and “Water,” produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen). It is the fourth full-length from Brooklyn’s Ra Ra Riot and sees the band — Wes Miles (vocals), Mathieu Santos (bass), Milo Bonacci (guitar), Rebecca Zeller (violin), and Kenny Bernard (drums) — getting back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013’s Beta Love.

Ra Ra Riot Need Your Light Tracklisting:

1. Water
2. Absolutely
3. Foreign Lovers
4. I Need Your Light
5. Bad Times
6. Call Me Out
7. Instant Breakup
8. Every Time I’m Ready To Hug
9. Bouncy Castle
10. Suckers

Ra Ra Riot Tour

3/02 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
3/03 – Boston, MA – Paradise
3/04 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
3/05 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
3/06 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
3/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
3/10 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Stopover Festival
3/11 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
3/12 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
3/13 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
3/15 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
3/16-18 – Austin, TX- SXSW
3/21- Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
3/22 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
3/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
3/25 – Santa Barbara, CA – Soho Restaurant & Music Club
3/27 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
3/30 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
3/31 – Vancouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
4/01 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
4/03 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
4/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
4/06 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
4/07 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
4/08 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
4/11 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar
4/12 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
4/14 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
4/15 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
4/16 – Geneva, NY – The Cracker Factory