“Each of us did a few shots indoors in what we felt was a version of each of our mind palaces: [bassist Mathieu Santos] in a quiet library, [guitarist Milo Bonacci] in front of a wall of amps, [violinist Rebecca Zeller] singing in the bathroom with glitching flowers, [drummer Kenny Bernard] on a moped, and me sitting drinking tea,” Miles explains. “Those abstract elements and the hard truck imagery meet together in the end to reveal the inside of our album art: the bit-crushed volcanic mountain behind all the fields of flowers.”
“The story of the song (and a lot of this record, too) is partly about driving, particularly in trucks,” Miles says. “I always thought it was cool to take a road trip in a utilitarian vehicle like that. So there’s a lot of driving of that beautiful old Chevy in this video.”
Ra Ra Riot will be doing just that— driving— as they continue on the road supporting Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World on their Summer Gods tour, which will keep them all busy through early August. The group will also be crossing the pond for a couple of European shows in December, dates/tickets here.
Ra Ra Riot’s Superbloom will be out August 9th via Rob The Rich Recordings/Caroline. You can pre-order the album here.
02. Bad to Worse
04. Endless Pain/Endless Joy
05. War & Famine
06. Bitter Conversation
07. This Time of Year
08. Gimme Time
11. An Accident
12. A Check for Daniel