Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Raveonettes return in September

The Raveonettes - Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner - announce the release of new album "Observator," out Sept. 11 on Vice Records.

Wagner says, "The fact that I was listening to The Doors constantly added to the seductive draw of the drowning sun in Los Angeles. I wanted to get back to that classic verse-chorus-verse style of song writing that The Doors managed so well on their best singles. It's a very specific and evocative feel that I wanted to achieve, and going out west seemed the best way to capture it."

Throwing himself into the real lives of people he encountered in both California and New York, Wagner soaked up the stories of both cities. "I get a lot of my ideas when I'm out. I get drunk and have moments of lucidity where I scribble down notes and thoughts. The next day, I'll start channeling the thoughts I had the previous night. That's sort of always worked for me but this time, I had to go the long way round to remember that."

Observator was recorded at the legendary Sunset Sound Studios with mentor Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Go-Gos, Richard Hell), who the band worked with on album "Pretty In Black."

"It was during these sessions that a new dimension to the Raveonettes began to develop; it's the first time we've ever used the piano and what a glorious, gloomy sound it makes. We knew immediately that it was something we needed to expand on. But make no mistake; Observator is still a gorgeous guitar album."

Tour Dates:

June 23                      Subterranean                               Chicago, IL
June 24                      Green Music Fest                        Chicago, IL
September 21            Hawthorne Theatre                      Portland, OR
September 22            Neumo's                                       Seattle, WA
September 23            Venue                                           Vancouver, BC
September 26            Triple Rock                                   Minneapolis, MN
September 27            Lincoln Hall                                   Chicago, IL
September 28            The Firebird                                   St. Louis, MO
September 29            A&R Bar                                         Columbus, OH
September 30            Magic Stick                                    Detroit, MI
October 2                   Phoenix Concert Theatre              Toronto, ON
October 5                   Webster Hall                                  New York, NY
October 6                   Black Cat                                       Washington, DC
October 7                   Paradise Rock Club                       Boston, MA
October 8                   El Rey Theatre                               Los Angeles, CA
October 11                 Belly Up Tavern                              Solana Beach, CA
October 12                 Bombo's 365 Club                          San Francisco, CA           

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