This past February, we caught Syracuse’s blissfully superb Ra Ra Riot at BAM (I know, we’re always talking about BAM). Katie was kind enough to get us tickets for my birthday, despite the fact that I was quickly and obviously becoming far too old to attend such cool events. But, walker and ear horn in-hand, I did very much enjoy the show and noticed quite a few catchy new tunes. Kids say ‘tunes’ now, right? That’s what I thought.

The Ra Ra’s are now gearing up to release their sophomore recorded tune performance—or ‘record,’ as I’ve heard them called for short—and a track from it entitled “Boy” is our Song of the Week. Their new record, The Orchard, is due out August 24 on Barsuk Records, but you can pre-order it here.

Now get off my lawn, you pesky kids!