1. Ra Ra Riot Tries to Beat Sophomore Slump

    August 15, 2010 11:00 AM EDT Just as the members of indie-pop band Ra Ra Riot were getting ready to hit the big time in 2007, tragedy struck when original drummer John Pike drowned. But the band rebounded, releasing "The Rhumb Line" on Barsuk in 2008, selling 66,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan,…

  2. Ra Ra Riot

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "A weight has been lifted." That's how Wes Miles, lead vocalist for Ra Ra Riot, describes his band's reaction to the release of its debut full-length, "The Rhumb Line." "A weight has been lifted." That's how Wes Miles, lead vocalist for Ra Ra Riot,…

  3. Ra Ra Riot Drummer John Pike Found Dead

    June 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John Pike, drummer for up-and-coming indie rock band Ra Ra Riot, was found dead in Massachusetts this weekend. The 23-year-old went missing early Saturday morning (June 2) after a party in Fairhaven. John Pike, drummer for up-and-coming indie rock band Ra Ra Riot, was found dead in…