"When you start to record a new album, people always ask you what you think it will sound like," wrote Sune Rose Wagner, who with Sharin Woo, makes up The Raveonettes, a New York-based duo with roots in Denmark.
"It's almost impossible to talk about music that doesn't exist, but when we started to work on our sixth album late last year, I thought for once that I had a pretty good idea," he wrote on his record company website. "Simply put, 'Observator' was supposed to be our Los Angeles album. At least, that's what I imagined it to be in my head. As much as I love New York and feel almost constantly inspired by the noise and confusion here, the allure of the West Coast has always loomed large for The Raveonettes."
As the songs developed, though, the album wasn't sounding much like the
"As it turned out, LA did find its way on the album," Wagner wrote. "To record 'Observator,' Sharin and I went into the legendary Sunset Sound Studios, where the Doors recorded a lot of their classic albums. It was there that a new dimension to the Raveonettes began to develop. The song "Observations" is very important in that respect; 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 ..."
"Observator" is scheduled to be release Sept. 11. Today's free track, "She Owns
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What follows is part of a press release about the band's forthcoming album.
The Raveonettes are excited to premiere their first single "She Owns The Streets" - from their upcoming album "Observator" out September 11th on Vice Records - on Pitchfork.
Check it out here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/13849-she-owns-the-streets/
Inspired by their surroundings, The Raveonettes have always been able to capture the experiences and emotions of every day life. "She Owns The Streets" is a perfect example of this.
Songwriter Sune Rose Wagner says, "The real people I'd met and experiences I had over the last year in NY and Venice, CA all bled into these new songs. 'She Owns The Streets' for example is about a
Tour Dates (more to be announced):
August 4 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Montreal, QC
September 21 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR
September 22 Neumo's Seattle, WA
September 23 Venue Vancouver, BC
September 26 Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN
September 27 Lincoln Hall Chicago, IL
September 28 The Firebird
September 29 A&R Bar Columbus, OH
September 30 Magic Stick Detroit, MI
October 3 Corona Theatre Montreal, QC
October 5 Webster Hall New York, NY
October 6 Black Cat
October 7 Paradise Rock Club
October 8 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 11 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach, CA
October 12 Bimbos 365 Club San Francisco, CA