Video Premiere: Ra Ra Riot, ‘Too Dramatic’

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Here we have Ra Ra Riot‘s video for the song “Too Dramatic,” taken from the group’s 2010 album, The Orchard.

For the uninitiated, RRR wrap subtly complex melodies, driven by violin and cello, giving them a sound that resembles a more organic Phoenix. But this band, which originates from Syracuse, N.Y., is possibly most defined by the delicate lead vocals of Wes Miles.

In this clip, Miles makes a big splash, not just with his vocals, but with his Cosby sweater. “Too Dramatic” is a totally lovely and breezy song that coasts along on a insistent beat, while violinist Rebecca Zeller and cellist Alexandra Lawn add layers of melody over the top.

The video is more or less a performance clip, with some appealing special effects thrown in for good measure.

+ Watch Ra Ra Riot’s “Too Dramatic” video below.