Raven in the Grave. The Raveonettes
Which is the characteristic sound of The Raveonettes? While in the first albums, The Raveonettes (a Danish indie rock duo conformed by Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo) appeared they had a sound sometimes its funny but, in the last ones, seems has turned in a dark sound.
The touchstone between both styles is Raven in the Grave. This album originally was released 2011, was one of the best in that year, but unfortunately the music critic was unfair with them, without recognize his own value.
Maybe this situation was because the critic was waiting from The Raveonettes an album with songs like “Great Love Sound” Raven in the Grave is exactly the opposite. About the songs in this album, Sune Rose Wagner said that are “love & death and that’s it” and about the title of the album: “it’s more of a beginning. The Raven is a symbol of death and we’re putting death to sleep to leave space for revolt and restlessness.” (You can check it out that complete interview in this link: https://euterpesnotebook.wordpress.com/the-raveonettes-interview/ )
Unfortunately the music critic didn’t recognize the great use of distorted guitars, the advance in the lyrics, the uniformity along all the album, that nostalgic aura from 80s and put more emphasis in little technical details (as the intro in some songs, for example, in “Evil Seeds” the intro is 50 seconds long, and in “War in Heaven” 20 seconds).
Seems this album more uniform as the first ones. In an interview with The Echo Music, Sune Rose Wagner, in revenue to he thinks song by song and the album as a whole thing, cause “it has to all blend together musically or lyrically in some way”. This situation is more notorious in this album (You can check it out the complete interview with The Echo Music in this link: https://theechomusic.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/we-just-make-what-we-wanna-make-interview-with-sune-rose-wagner/ ).
Special mention deserves “Sumer Moon” an unusual and great song, where the distorted guitars and the mix of voices between Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo are great, and different from all that The Raveonettes played before.
Since this album the evolution of The Raveonettes goes in this orientation, an introspective group, deeper and every album better.
Finally, you can listen our favorites songs in this links:
“War in Heaven”: https://open.spotify.com/track/1nlA3f8AM56skPnzJeJOB6
“Evil Seeds”: https://open.spotify.com/track/5iUMz8YPDUjxxs39jvTIVS
“Recharge & Revolt”: https://open.spotify.com/track/5DH87mAbfJTKeMNN7DWomr
“Summer Moon”: https://open.spotify.com/track/6drpy16c285aI7OyJftiua