Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Raveonettes album arrives in April

The Raveonettes' Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner announce the release of their new album "Raven In The Grave," out April 5 on Vice Records. After the best part of a decade honing their instantly recognizable sound and seeing it co-opted by so many other bands aspiring for a similar level of greatness, the Danish-bred, American-based fuzz pop duo is blazing a newer, darker trail with the compelling "Raven In The Grave."

"I think we have finally hit on something quite important and different for this album," explains Sune. "This is the first Raveonettes album we've done which doesn't feature the signature Raveonettes surf drumbeat. None of the tunes have any real sunshine to them. It's all very un-Rave." "It has a mood of ethereal defiance," Sharin adds. "It's dark but not bleak, like the single minded determination caused by crisis that is not quite hope but just as powerful. It's the perfect winter soundtrack just in time for spring".

To get fans excited, The Raveonettes are offering the achingly-beautiful new song "Forget That You're Young" for free download at

It doesn't take long to hear how the band has superseded their traditional sound. Of course, melody is still key to what the Raveonettes do, but the familiar bombastic beats and squalls of guitar-noise take a backseat during much of "Raven In The Grave." Instead, the album is awash with ghostly synths and chillingly beautiful riffs that leave you feeling simultaneously unsettled and enchanted. It's easily the most soulful music the duo has created to date.

The Raveonettes will embark on a six-week North American headlining tour.  Southern California dates include:

May 4th            Glass House                                  Pomona, CA
May 5th            The Troubadour                        Los Angeles, CA
May 6th            The Troubadour                        Los Angeles, CA
May 7th            Belly Up Tavern                        San Diego, CA
May 9th            The Detroit Bar                        Costa Mesa, CA

Photo courtesy of Vice Records


crystal said...

I am looking forward to this album and already love the new songs!

newwavegeo said...

They are definitely in a league all their own. I always look forward to their new stuff.