Ra Ra Riot, Caveman

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

In a clever nod to the Supremes classic “Baby Love,” the title track from Ra Ra Riot’s latest album Beta Love explores the sensation of first love from the point of view of an android that’s following the imperatives of its programming. The song (along with the album as a whole) consecrates Ra Ra Riot’s migration away from the string-heavy chamber pop of its formative days to hook-driven anthems dominated by synths and vocals. Nevertheless, even in the midst of a concerted bid for accessibility, Ra Ra Riot has managed not to flatten all the unorthodox wrinkles that distinguished its approach in the first place. Populated with characters inspired by futurist Ray Kurzweil and sci-fi author William Gibson, the songs on Beta Love take on an almost tragicomic flavor as robots and humans alike struggle to connect in a succession of upbeat, catchy choruses.

—Saby Reyes-Kulkarni

Sun, Sep 29 | 8:00 PM
18 and over
[Venue Details]

Ra Ra Riot

Syracuse NY  |  Alternative

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