Beta Love

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Beta Love
Studio album by Ra Ra Riot
Released January 22, 2013
Genre Indie rock, indie pop, electronica, synthpop
Length 30:15
Label Barsuk
Producer Dennis Herring
Ra Ra Riot chronology
The Orchard
(2010)
Beta Love
(2013)

Beta Love is the third studio album of the Syracuse-based indie rock band Ra Ra Riot. It is the first album since the departure of founding member/cellist, Alexandra Lawn, who left the band in 2012. Band members have stated that the album is directly influenced by sci-fi author William Gibson and inventor-futurist Ray Kurzweil.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork (5.2/10)
Sputnikmusic (2.3/5)[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ra Ra Riot (Wes Miles, Mathieu Santos, Milo Bonacci, Rebecca Zeller). 

No. Title Length
1. "Dance with Me"   2:24
2. "Binary Mind"   3:13
3. "Beta Love"   2:56
4. "Is It Too Much"   2:40
5. "For Once"   2:29
6. "Angel, Please"   2:46
7. "What I Do for U"   1:44
8. "When I Dream"   3:06
9. "That Much"   2:42
10. "Wilderness"   3:09
11. "I Shut Off"   3:10

Videos[edit]

  • "Beta Love": Directed and Edited by David Dean Burkhart
  • "Dance With Me": Directed by Christopher Mills
  • "Binary Mind": Directed by Cole Hannan

Personnel[edit]

Ra Ra Riot[edit]

  • Wes Miles - vocals, keyboards
  • Mathieu Santos - bass
  • Milo Bonacci - guitar, keyboards
  • Rebecca Zeller - violin

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Will Cole - engineering
  • Dennis Herring - mixing, production
  • Drew Vandenberg - engineering, mixing
  • Howie Weinberg - mastering engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grow K. (Feb 7, 2013). "Five Ways William Gibson and Ray Kurzweil Influenced Ra Ra Riot’s New Album". MTV Hive. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rudy K. (Jan 24, 2013). "Album Review - Ra Ra Riot: Beta Love". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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