Published Nov 13, 2012As previously reported, Syracuse, NY indie kids Ra Ra Riot still haven't locked down a permanent drummer, a move that explains the electro-pop route of "Beta Love," the title track from their forthcoming LP.
The track is super synth heavy and flies by on a pounding four-on-the-floor drum machine beat. The electronics-focused angle from the act jibes well with singer Wes Miles's lyrics about the beating of robot hearts.
"We wanted to be outside of our collective comfort zone for this record. We wanted to be open to new things happening," bassist Mathieu Santos previously said in a statement of Ra Ra Riot's new direction. "There was a lot of building up and tearing down, a lot of problem solving, a lot of trial and error, and that was really exciting for us."
You can check out "Beta Love" down below.
The album hits retailers January 22 through Arts & Crafts, and the band will tour North America shortly thereafter. You can see all the dates here.