Ra Ra Riot is an indie rock band from Syracuse, NY. Formed in the winter of 2006, the band went from playing Syracuse University parties to the CMJ Music Festival in six months, on the strength of their demo, and SXSW the following spring, and once again in 2008. and signed with V2 Records and Barsuk Records. They followed their critically acclaimed debut album, "The Rhumb Line" (2008), with "The Orchard" (2010), "Beta Love" (2013) and "Need Your Light" (2016). The unusual instrumentation features vocalist Wes Miles, bassist Mathieu Santos, guitarist Milo Bonacci, cellist Alexandra Lawn, and violinist Rebecca Zeller. and drummer Kenny Bernard.