Ra Ra Riot joined the roster at V2 Records
later that year before switching their American operations to Barsuk Records
, who signed them in May 2008 and released their debut album, The Rhumb Line, in August. Reviews were positive, and Ra Ra Riot spent the better part of a year on the road, where they toured with bands like Death Cab for Cutie
and headlined their own performances as well.
During a lull in their schedule, the musicians decamped to a peach orchard in upstate New York, where they spent several weeks writing songs and recording demos. Those songs eventually made their way onto The Orchard, Ra Ra Riot's second album, which appeared in August 2010.
In 2012, Lawn announced she had left the band. The band did not replace her and in 2013 delivered their third studio album, Beta Love. Influenced by sci-fi author William Gibson, as well as the work of writer/inventor Ray Kurzweil, the album found the band moving in a more synth pop-oriented direction.
In 2016, Ra Ra Riot returned with their fourth album, Need Your Light, featuring production from former Vampire Weekend
guitarist Rostam Batmanglij. Included on the album were the singles "Water" and "Absolutely." In the spring of the following year, Ra Ra Riot celebrated their tenth anniversary by re-releasing their debut EP for Record Store Day. ~ Andrew Leahey & Kenyon Hopkin, Rovi