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The Raveonettes

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Copenhagen, Denmark (2001 – present)

The Raveonettes are an // duo formed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2001. Comprising Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments, vocals), formerly of Psyched Up Janis, and Sharin Foo (guitar and vocals), their music is characterized by close two-part inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise.

The name, The Raveonettes, is a direct reference to The Ronettes, and Buddy Holly’s song Rave on!.

Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of and rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats and often dark lyrical content, similar to another of the band’s influences, The Velvet Underground. Altogether, they sound very much like a slightly more melodic version of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

http://www.theraveonettes.com

On April 4th, 2011, they released “Raven in the Grave”, a nine-track studio album with Vice Records. It’s their 5th studio album.

From their site bio:
“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”.

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  • Kur0iNamida

    come to nz

    13 May 9:24am Reply
  • electrofusion

    Ohhhhh, yeah! This is it!

    22 Apr 6:41pm Reply
  • Kriztone

    "Z-Boys" soooo beautiful from Pe'Ahi

    23 Mar 8:16pm Reply
  • Deathdrug

    They experiment with different styles on each album, and yet they don't lose their essence and never disappoint. Flawless band <3

    16 Feb 9:32pm Reply
  • leneheart

    15 Feb 12:42pm Reply
  • Abs-in-The

    до чего же вы прекрасны!

    24 Jan 12:58am Reply
  • kerstin_musik

    Great music, even better live, great down to earth people...I will love them forever! Ps. Pe'ahi tour is amazing, go check it out!

    10 Jan 3:10am Reply
  • Nafenia

    so awesome group!

    8 Jan 10:40am Reply
  • polyedu7

    The Christmas Song

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sls

    to elaborate, I'm getting back into them after 7 years or so, and I like the direction they've taken.

    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Haddonfield69

    The Raveonettes feature on our end of year list at http://www.therealmusic.net/top-50-albums-2014/

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sls

    I love how they've amped up the 'gaze!

    9 Nov 2014 Reply
  • kineticwaves

    I had no idea they had a new album. My favorite will probably always be "In and Out of Control," though, as it is mainly my style (of this kind of music). I like many songs off of "Observer" and a few other random songs by them. "Heart of Stone" and "Sinking With the Sun" are probably my favorites by them nowadays.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • andrey_ka

    Любимые перцы )

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • EkaterinaReel

    1L!

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Bosc

    why did it take me so long to check out the new album?? loving it!! hope i get to see this band a third time!!!

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Mellback

    Pe'Ahi is great album, strong and with more shoegaze sound so far.

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • newwavelad

    new album is fantastic!!! <3 [4]

    31 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Fall__

    With 'Pe'Ahi' The Raveonettes proved time and time again they're still on top of their game. Oustanding. Hope to see them live soon for the 2nd time.

    30 Aug 2014 Reply
  • aniym

    For a long time I was a bit mad at the Raveonettes for abandoning the Jesus and Mary Chain sound, but Pe'ahi has showed me just how much quality the band have left in them. Extremely original and totally Raveonettes at the same time! Z-Boys!!!

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
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