Artist: The Raveonettes

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The Raveonettes - The enemy (video)

The Raveonettes have a new video for the tune "The enemy" off their latest record "Observator". No idea what Pitchfork was thinking, I think the new album is totally solid.

Pitchfork reviews The Raveonettes

Pitchfork is not too terribly impressed with The Raveonettes latest record "Observator":

The Raveonettes - Railroad tracks (live acoustic video)

Check out The Raveonettes playing the b-side tune "Railroad tracks" live for They Shoot Music Don't They's Copenhagen Sessions:
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Gaffa's top 10 Danish albums of 2011

Gaffa DK's top 10 Danish albums of 2011:

01. Hymns From Nineveh - Hymns From Nineveh ( / )
02. Larsen And Furious Jane - Dolly ()
03. Malk De Koijn - Toback From The Fromtime ( / )
04. Iceage - New Brigade ( / )
05. The Raveonettes - Raven In The Grave ()
06. Mikael Simpson - Noget Laant, Noget Blaat ()
07. Suspekt - Elektra ( / )
08. Michael Møller - A Month Of Unrequited Love (self-released)
09. L.O.C. - Libertiner ()
10. Thulebasen - Gate 5 ( / / )

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The Raveonettes to release b-side comp

The Raveonettes will be releasing a 27-song b-sides/rarities collection on November 28 entitled, very simply: "The b-sides & rarities". The tracklist will be compiled in chronological order and will feature tunes from the band's entire 10-year career thus far.

Night Minutes - Grateful depressionNight Minutes
Grateful depression


As with any recent addition to a niche subgenre, newcomers to the '60s girl group/surf rock-inspired scene are going to be compared to the movement's forerunners and inspirations. Night Minutes' debut full-length is sure to receive at least a handful of comparisons to fellow Scandinavians The Raveonettes (It's a Trap! already got that ball rolling a year ago with a review of the song "Sweetheart at the funeral" from their self-titled EP), and while these comparisons can be useful to establish an idea of the band's sound, with smaller subgenres these parallels can prove limiting -- if I'm already into The Raveonettes and Glasvegas, I may feel that I've reached my saturation point for jangly, Jesus and Mary Chain-esque indie pop and not even bother to read past the first mention of Phil Spector. Night Minutes certainly share characteristics with groups like The Raveonettes and Glasvegas, especially in the latter two's darker moments, but it is where the overlap ends that the band comes into its own. As a few critics noted with Weekend's debut "Sports", there are numerous places on "Grateful depression" where '60s pop and post-punk coalesce, somewhat unsurprising given the years band member Max J Hansson spent with prior act Cut City, and with the prominent use of electronic drums and synths one can find echoes of New Order throughout the album. And there is an edginess to "Grateful depression" that is often lacking on their contemporaries' records, moments like the end of "Purely hated" where the distorted pop shifts into a near-breakdown -- with acts like The Raveonettes, overproduction often undercuts the impact of their heavier moments, reducing walls of distortion to torrents of white noise. While only an eight-track record, "Grateful depression" is surprisingly hard to grow weary of, and spared of weak songs it can be enjoyed in its entirety. Summer might be drawing to a close, but there's enough sun and shadow to make this offering more than just a summer record.
- Lars Garvey Laing-Peterson

The Raveonettes - Apparitions (video)

Pitchfork is streaming The Raveonettes new video "Apparitions":

PopMatters reviews The Raveonettes

PopMatters covers The Raveonettes latest album "Raven in the grave":

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Raven in the grave


Every time The Raveonettes put out an album, an all-too-familiar discourse emerges -- some critics think it is a step forward for the band, others posit the new record as further evidence of the band's stagnant sound and production, and a number of reviewers try and tie these disparate opinions together, claiming the newest effort as a creative evolution that maintains the duo's distinct vision. "Lust, lust, lust" was heralded as a triumph, lauded as an intriguing development of the band's unique mix of the influence of '60s surf rock and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and just as often dismissed as 'yet another Raveonettes album' that failed to demonstrate any discernible creative growth. A quick visit to Metacritic and you can see the same thing happening with "Raven in the grave", which surprises me. There are a few places where The Raveonettes stumble on this album (I will not even try and defend the adolescent, throwaway lyrics), but these missteps are easily overshadowed by the duo's exploration of new musical territory. Going against the grain, I'd say "Summer moon", a song that has inspired some very strange negative response in quite a few of the reviews I've read, is one of the album's highpoints, reminding me of the hauntingly reworked '50s pop of "Twin Peaks", and I think it could be argued that the influence of David Lynch and Angelo Badalementi doesn't stop there. The standout for me, however, is "Evil seeds", which channels the talents of The Raveonettes down avenues home to far more shadows than usual. I've always enjoyed the band, though their records don't often hold my attention for very long. In the case of "Raven in the grave", while it took me a few listens to really get into it, I still find myself enjoying some new aspect of a song or two with each listen. It may not rank very high on my Best of 2011 list, but "Raven in the grave" has been a welcome companion the last few weeks, especially as spring seems to have finally arrived.
- Lars Garvey Laing-Peterson

The Raveonettes - Recharge & revolt (video)

Pitchfork is streaming The Raveonettes' new video "Recharge & revolt":

The Raveonettes back to the US in late March

New North American dates for The Raveonettes:

03/30 - Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
03/31 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
04/01 - La Tulipe, Montreal, QC
04/02 - Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON
04/03 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
04/05 - Southgate House, Newport, KY
04/06 - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
04/07 - Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis, MN
04/08 - The Firebird, St. Louis, MO
04/09 - The Record Bar, Kansas City, MO
04/11 - Granada Theater, Dallas, TX
04/12 - Emo's Alt Lounging (Outdoor), Austin, TX
04/13 - Fitzgerald's, Houston, TX
04/15 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA
04/16 - Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC
04/17 - Black Cat, Washington, DC
04/18 - Pearl Street, Northampton, MA
04/20 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
04/21 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
05/04 - Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
05/05 - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
05/06 - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
05/07 - Belly Up Tavern, San Diego, CA
05/09 - The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
05/10 - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco, CA
05/12 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
05/13 - Neumos, Seattle, WA
05/14 - The Venue, Vancouver, BC

The Raveonettes - Forget that you're young

Pitchfork has a new mp3 from The Raveonettes:

New Raveonettes album in April

The Raveonettes have confirmed that their new album "Raven in the grave" will be released on April 4.

MP3: Night Minutes - Sweetheart of the funeral

Night Minutes is the new project of the always-charming Max J Hansson of the soon-to-be-departed Cut City in which he collaborates with Ms. Anna Knutsson of the likewise-great/still-going-strong We Live in Trenches (who still need to send me mp3s of the album btw). While it is surely a shame that CC is going under, the prospect of Max playing in a far more actively active band is far more exciting. You see, Max lives in Göteborg and the rest of those dudes live down in Malmö... it's not that far, but far enough to cause complications. With Night Minutes there are no such issues, just quality JAMC-inspired jangle noise. The Raveonettes are an obvious point of comparison too, though Night Minutes' fuzzy sheen is more trve lo-fi in comparison to the Dane's well-manicured gloss. Anyhow, "Sweetheart of the funeral" is my favorite of the three songs off their forthcoming self-titled debut EP, due out soon via offshoot -- heavy on the girl group vibe, but not overselling it. The female/male vocal tradeoffs in combination with the cheap and raw organ tones make for quality noisepop, that's really all there is to it. It's easy to like and I'm immediately smitten.

Night Minutes - Sweetheart of the funeral

The Raveonettes - Recharge & revolt

The Raveonettes are once again working on new material for their another album and already have a new demo tune streaming at myspace: