The Raveonettes Offer Download of "Forget That You're Young"
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:57:21
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The Raveonettes – comprised of Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner-- are excited to announce the release of their new album Raven in the Grave, which is due out April 5th 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. Oh it's good and you can even sample a taste right here on ARTISTdirect.com.
"I think we have finally hit on something quite important and different for this album," explained Sune in a statement. "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."
Un-Rave? I love it! "It has a mood of ethereal defiance," Sharin added. "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 here. It's a moody little number, with breathy vocals, a lilting beat and a nu wave vibe. It's got a real ‘80s energy, and I mean that in a good way.
While 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.
Beginning March 30th in Philadelphia, The Raveonettes will embark on a six-week North American headlining tour.
March 30th Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
March 31st Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
April 1st La Tulipe Montreal, QC
April 2nd Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
April 3rd Magic Stick Detroit, MI
April5th Southgate House Newport, KY
April 6th Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
April7th Fine Line Music Café Minneapolis, MN
April 8th The Firebird St. Louis, MO
April 9th The Record Bar Kansas City, MO
April 11th Granada Theater Dallas, TX
April 12th Emo's Alt Lounging (Outdoor) Austin, TX
April 13th Fitzgerald's Houston, TX
April 15th The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
April 16th Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
April 17th Black Cat Washington, DC
April 18th Pearl Street Northampton, MA
April 20th Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
April 21st Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
May 4th Glasshouse 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
May 10th Bimbo's 365 Club San Francisco, CA
May 12th Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
May 13th Neumos Seattle, WA
May 14th The Venue Vancouver, BC
Did you check out "Forget That You're Young?" Did you dig it?