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."
June 23 Subterranean Chicago, IL
June 24 Green Music Fest Chicago, IL
September 21 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
September 22 Neumo's Seattle, WA
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September 28 The Firebird St. Louis, MO
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