Entertainment Trivial Links
Compiled by Nathan Mattise
- In honor of the recent release of their first full length (“The Rhumb Line”) today’s Trivial Links is devoted entirely to Syracuse University’s own Ra Ra Riot. Read on if you’re ready to get your face rocked off…
- First things first, the band is a group of fellow SU alumni who formed in 2006. Two years later they’re signed to Barsuk Records (yep, the same place Ben Gibbard & Co. started) and their closest upcoming show is happening at my ol’ college stomping grounds (though they once played in Scranton!)
- I’ve seen the band about eight times and written (unsolicited even) about them twice: first here and then published here. They even posted on my MySpace wall after reading the second one (see: March 6, 2008).
- Here are some of their prestigious album reviews: Pitchfork.com, Rolling Stone and, oh yeah, the New York Times.
(Links today from Wikipedia, Pitchfork.com and the New York Times Online)
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