Ra Ra Riot's Mathieu Santos Announces Solo Project

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Ra Ra Riot's Mathieu Santos Announces Solo Project

Mathieu Santos of Syracuse orchestral pop band Ra Ra Riot has expanded beyond his usual duties on bass to put together a solo LP.

Titled Massachusetts 2010, the record comes out Aug. 2.

Santos told SPIN that he got the urge to keep writing after penning the song “Massachusetts” for Ra Ra Riot’s last album, The Orchard. The ten songs on his solo debut were all written during that recording session at a peach farm in rural Massachusetts—hence all the shout-outs to the state.

The first peak at the album is “I Can Hear the Trains Coming.” Listen to it below:

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