About Riot !n Paris
New York City venue Mercury Lounge, Brooklyn based indie
outfit Riot !n Paris have released their highly anticipated
sophomore album Sample Sale for free download. Sample
Sale, the buzz for which has been snowballing since
the release of their Temper Trap sampling single
'Disposition', shows a great deal of maturity for the duo.
The 9 tracks on this album capture the full range of the
musical spectrum. From the party anthem "What a Waste"
to the more reflective nature of "The Last Night", there
is a track for any mood you're in.
The release of Sample Sale is the capstone on a very
big month for Riot !n Paris that began with them winning
an MTV Online Award for "Most Extreme Fan Outreach".
This award (for which they beat out Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi,
Snoop Dogg and DeadMau5) was given in honor of their
innovative Track Me project where they constructed
songs based solely on fan's Twitter and Facebook
Accounts. The award actually resulted in the chance
for the band to write and play a a song for Wayne Coyne
of the Flaming Lips, who voiced his excitement on
air during the Flaming Lips' record breaking 24 Hour
Riot !n Paris consists of life-long Brooklynites Mercy and
Pete. Having cut their teeth on the New York City
underground scene, the band has since built a cult following
in every city their live show has touched down in.
The band has recently wrapped tours of the east coast
and midwestern United States, as well as stints in Europe
and Canada. Make sure to catch the band when they're
in your town, as 'Sample Sale' takes them closer and
closer to the mainstream notoriety that they are