Quiet Riot

I was fairly nonplussed by Ra Ra Riot’s first EP, but, as I reported in a post eaten by our archives, their live show is pretty fantastic. The good news is that they now have a full length record out that does a rather good job of showing off their sound.

On a related note, The Faint’s new record, Fasciination (streaming live in its entirety!), is somewhat underwhelming — a tired blend of sex-synths and obvious dance floor sneers — but they put on one of the best shows in indie rock, so I’m still pretty stoked about seeing them this weekend, and I highly recommend their live gig to anyone who gets the opportunity.