Beta Love

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Beta Love
Beta Love by Ra Ra Riot.jpg
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)The Orchard2010
Beta Love
Need Your Light
(2016)Need Your Light2016

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
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 59/100[2]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork (5.2/10)
Sputnikmusic (2.3/5)[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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


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


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


  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. ^ "Beta Love by Ra Ra Riot". Retrieved 1 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Allmusic review
  4. ^ Rudy K. (Jan 24, 2013). "Album Review - Ra Ra Riot: Beta Love". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 

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