Raskin revealed that the band will reconvene in Foster's homegrown studio this winter with plans for another full-length album: "We're going to record songs as we write them and choose which ones work for the record and maybe release some B-sides. It's gonna be a pretty experimental process again, continually trying new things out."
In the meantime, the Rice Cakes continue to line up shows around the region, playing the new stuff while pulling out fan favorites like "We Search for Violent Hills," "Sing to Me," and "Reindeer Tracks." And chances are, wherever they are, you can count on an eclectic lineup. Following a sold-out show with the Rice Cakes last year, Prayers for Atheists frontman Jared Paul effectively summed up Raskin's sound: "That girl is part riot grrrl, part Regina Spektor, part Ani DiFranco, part Violent Femmes, with 100 percent heart and 100 percent hustle."
I emailed Roz a few days after our margarita session to see what she could come up with, sound-defining-wise.
"Oh man, I asked everyone I know — my boyfriend and my family, Casey and Justin, but none of us could come up with an answer. We always have a hard time describing our sound because we haven't found a genre that fits us yet. But I think our new EP shows how diverse our sound can be."
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