Articles tagged with The Raveonettes

And I scare you

Bubbles aren't goth
Shit, I just did so much writing. A few seconds ago I finished a 1,000-word article. Naturally, the first thing I’m doing is writing a blog post. Bathroom and food later.

Last week, when I wrote an Exclaim! article about Raven in the Grave, the new album by the Raveonettes, the band promised that it would be “one of those albums that makes you wanna blow your brains out.” Well, there’s nothing too dark and depressing about the lead single, “Forget That You’re Young,” which pairs slow-burning beats with chiming guitar leads and daydream vocal melodies.

Originality has never been the Raveonettes’ strong suit, as they’ve spent pretty much their whole career aping the distorted pop sounds of the Jesus & Mary Chain. Still, at least they do it well, and this track is no exception.

MP3: “Forget That You’re Young”
 
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I don’t care about nothing

Sweaters are soft
A few days ago, I saw the Drums and Surfer Blood when they came through Vancouver. Surfer Blood is great, but the Drums were clearly the better of the two. Read my review at Exclaim! to learn why.

Come to think of it, I also reviewed Surfer Blood a few months ago for BeatRoute, which was the last time that the band came through town.

Here’s the Drums’ “Let’s Go Surfing,” remixed by the Raveonettes. As you’d expect when the Raveonettes are involved, the song gets a shoegaze-y makeover, with searing electric guitars and a thick gauze of reverb. There’s a great new chord change around 2:36 that wasn’t in the original version, so watch out for that.

MP3: “Let’s Go Surfing (The Raveonettes Remix)”
 
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