THE RAVEONETTES RELEASE NEW ALBUM RAVEN IN THE GRAVE TODAY

By on April 6, 2011
THE RAVEONETTES RELEASE NEW ALBUM RAVEN IN THE GRAVE TODAY, APRIL 5th 

RAVEN IN THE GRAVE NOW STREAMING ON AOL MUSIC

DANISH-DUO CURRENTLY ON NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR


The Raveonettes

The Danish-bred, American-based fuzz pop duo The Raveonettes are thrilled to announce the release of their new album “Raven In The Grave” – out today on Vice Records. In support of their new record which Spin Magazine praises for “exploring ever-subtler scenarios of creepiness, with a notably unfuzzy swoon of crystalline synths and possible age-inappropriate pathos,” the duo are currently on a North American headlining tour. Tour dates below.

“Raven In The Grave” is now streaming in entirety on AOL Music:
http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/spinner#/6

It doesn’t take long to hear how the band has superseded their traditional sound – a sound that has been praised by countless critics and co-opted by so many other great bands (The Drums, Best Coast, Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls). 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.

Early praise includes Newsday who applauds “Raven In The Grave” for it’s “pillowy synths and poppier guitar riffs. … somewhere between Smashing Pumpkins circa 1979 and New Order around Low Life.” The AV Club goes on to say “the record is another slab of Crystals-meets-Creation scum-pop, boasting a confidence earned from several years in the gutter-plus some of the band’s most effective (and affecting) ballads to date.” The Chicago Sun Times adds “[Raven In The Grave] hums with menace, strums with sad beauty and glows in a hazy twilight.”

Declared a “song you must hear now!” by Spin Magazine, fans can hear new song “Forget That You’re Young” here: http://pitchfork.com/news/41510-the-raveonettes-announce-new-album-iraven-in-the-gravei-schedule-tour-share-new-song/

Fans can also watch the video for new song “Recharge & Revolt” here:
http://pitchfork.com/news/41779-video-the-raveonettes-recharge-revolt/

Tour Dates:

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
 
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DaveHHM

Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.

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