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The Rhumb Line Ra Ra Riot's debut album The Rhumb Line charges out of the gate with ''Ghost Under Rocks,'' a bass-and-cello-driven outburst whose...The Rhumb LineIndie Rock Ra Ra Riot's debut album The Rhumb Line charges out of the gate with ''Ghost Under Rocks,'' a bass-and-cello-driven outburst whose...2008-08-19
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The Rhumb Line

Genre: Indie Rock

Ra Ra Riot’s debut album The Rhumb Line charges out of the gate with ”Ghost Under Rocks,” a bass-and-cello-driven outburst whose urgency recalls Unforgettable Fire-era U2. Two tracks later, ”St. Peter’s Day Festival” proves them equally adept at sighing balladry. Founding member and drummer John Pike co-wrote both of those tunes, along with three others. His accidental death before the disc’s recording gives them all a distinctly bittersweet tinge. But the upstate New York quintet’s assured performances act as a suitable memorial. A-
DOWNLOAD THIS: Listen to ''Ghost Under Rocks'' on the band’s MySpace page

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