Ra Ra Riot
Batmanglij shared the same credits on the band’s massive single “Water” from 2016’sNeed Your Light which has been streamed over 32 million times on Spotify alone. On “Bad To Worse,” Ra Ra Riot approach the theme of driving from a wearied perspective, recounting a nine-hour journey from Washington D.C. to the outermost point of Cape Cod. “It’s about watching the world from the window of the car or bus, and how there’s a familiarity to everything but it’s never the same as it once was,” says lead singer, Wes Miles. A simply adorned song, it offsets those wistful lyrics with bright beats and warm textures sculpted with the help of Batmanglij’s vast collection vintage synths.
In addition, it was recently announced that Ra Ra Riot is set to join Phoenix, YeahYeahYeahs, MGMT, BeachHouse and many more for the inaugural Just Like Heaven Festival on May 3rd and 4th in Long Beach, CA. Starting in June, they’ll join Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World for a The Summer Gods Tour which hits most major cities in North America over two months – full dates are below.