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  • Live at Paste Studio

    Ra Ra Riot emerged in the great indie rush of the late 2000s alongside other pop-leaning rockers like Vampire Weekend, Passion Pit and Local Natives. They have close ties to Vampire Weekend, in particular: Ra Ra Riot's 2015 earworm "Water," from 2016's Need Your Light , is a collaboration with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij. The band also recently released a new single, "This Time of Year," which is the first from an album due out sometime next year. Ra Ra Riot stopped by the...


  • Live at Paste Studio

    Nashville-based pop duo Frances Cone are preparing to release their sophomore LP, Late Riser , on Jan. 18. Almost three years ago, they made their first appearance in the Paste Studio, where they performed a demo version of the title track from that album, which actually just premiered in early January. It seems this new record is a longtime coming: the band's debut, Come Back , arrived in 2013. They returned to the studio in December 2018 to play a new crop of tunes from the forthcoming album:...


  • Live at Paste Studio

    Electronic dance duo Gato Preto are based in Düsseldorf, Germany, but they incorporate sounds from all over the world in their jubilant, upbeat productions. Their music, and aesthetic, seem perfectly in tune with the moment: their African rhythms and Afro-futurist adornments would have fit right in on the Black Panther set. Gata Misteriosa and Lee Bass stopped by the Paste Studio in early January and treated the internet to their club-ready grooves.