For this installment of Friday Morning Tunez, I’m choosing not one, but two songs by the Brooklyn-via-Syracuse University band Ra Ra Riot. I’ll be going to see them for the second time tomorrow night at The Cracker Factory, so might as well post their songs.
The first video is “Can You Tell”, from their first album The Rhumb Line. This video won Best Music Video at the 2009 Finger Lakes Film Festival (where my film, Strong Enough For A Man screened, thank you very much). This song got me through this past summer:
The second video is for their song “Boy”, which is featured on their 2010 album The Orchard. It’s a catchy song, and I dig Wes Miles wearing an Empire State Games shirt in the video. There are better songs on this album, IMO (“Foolish” and “Massachusetts” especially), but this a great song nonetheless.