Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-The Raveonettes
Album:Whip It On
On the surface, The Ravenoettes seem like a new millenium recreation of a 60s garage band from a bunch of kids in suburban Los Angeles. But the group is actually from Copenhagen, Denmark and the concept of the band is very carefully calculated. Sune Rose Wagner moved to New York City in the mid 90s and attempted to put a band together. When that didn't work out, he returned to Copenhagen and got together with Sharin Foo and started The Raveonettes. The obvious influences include The Beatles but especially The Velvet Underground. They set up rules where all songs are less then three minutes long and have to be in the key of bminor. Whip It On was released in 2002 and the retro garage band sound got them enough attention to get a contract with Columbia and the opportunity to work with legendary punk producer Richard Gottehrer. The result was the 2003 album The Chain Gang Of Love. The combination of dark lyrics, the faux garage band sound and their film noirish videos got them some minor chart success. But not enough success to stick with a major label. The Raveonettes latest CD Lust, Lust, Lust was released by Vice Records on Feb. 2008. The Raveonettes are an interesting but minor group. Here's the video for Beat City by The Raveonettes. The video has been intentionally made to look like it was filmed by an amateur.