A few weeks ago, a coworker of mine said, "Hey, you should check out Ra Ra Riot."
Am I ever glad I did.
This five-piece band from upstate New York has gotten some incredibly deserved press over the past year for its energetic live shows and solid music chops.
The debut album, "The Rhumb Line," dropped back in August, again to great critical acclaim. It's got a great sensibility about it, with smart lyrics and a really interesting sound (courtesy of the cello and violin).
Over the next week I'll be bringing you more about Ra Ra Riot. If you've got some questions, send them in and we'll see what we can do.
For now though, why don't you head over to their label and pick up their album?