1/3/11 | Vaguespace.net | www.vaguespace.net | Record Review
It seems like forever since the RAA blew me away with debut album Hometowns, which was self-released at the end of 2008 and made it all the way up to my #2 favorite album of that year. But it's really only been two years, two years in which the RAA signed to a label (Bright Eyes' Saddle Creek Records), Hometowns got a proper re-release, and the band relentlessly toured (and due to scheduling conflicts, I missed two different shows that I had tickets for). But they are back, I don't have a leak yet, I do have tickets to their March 10th show at the Bowery, though, and first single "Stamp" is giving Asobi Seksu's "Trails" a run for its money as the early frontrunner for 2011 song of the year. I think this might oddly be the album I'm most anticipating this year.