In this episode, we’re joined by Mathieu Santos, bassist and founding member of the band Ra Ra Riot and Chris Everhart, the graphic designer who has worked on all their album packages, countless posters, and creative collaborations. We talk through the band’s creative approach to songwriting and what it’s like to manage so many creative voices and opinions (with 5 members of the group). We walk through all their creative adventures with Chris, his work in coming up with concepts, and the shared artistic language they’ve developed over a decade of work together. In addition to his work with Ra Ra Riot, Chris has done amazing posters and artwork for The Raconteurs, 311, The National, Phish, and Jack White.
Follow Making Ways for more stories behind the art of music. Learn more at www.makingwayspodcast.com. Original episode artwork by Rob Goodman at www.robgoodman.com. Discover more from Ra Ra Riot at www.rarariot.com and see Chris’s artwork at www.chriseverhart.com.
All music used by permission of the band, label, and publisher.
Special thanks to Josh Roth for helping to make this episode possible.