Ra Ra Riot drummer Pike found dead


John Pike, drummer for up-and-coming indie rock band Ra Ra Riot, was found dead in Massachusetts during the weekend. The 23-year-old went missing early Saturday morning after a party in Fairhaven.

Local authorities found Pike's body Sunday in the waters of Buzzard's Bay, less than a mile from the party. The unsigned group had performed at the Living Room in Providence, R.I., the night before.

There is no information yet pertaining to the band's remaining shows this summer, including its stints with Tokyo Police Club and Mason Proper.

Ra Ra Riot formed as friends at Syracuse University in New York in early 2006 and self-released an EP this year. The group is featured in the current issue of Billboard's unsigned band column, Now Hear This.
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