The Raveonettes life and biography

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The Raveonettes biography

Date of birth : -
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Copenhagen, Denmark
Nationality : Danish
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2012-06-18
Credited as : rock band, Raven in the Grave,

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The Raveonettes are a rock and roll duo formed in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2001. Comprising Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, instruments, vocals) and Sharin Foo (guitar and vocals), their music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmony inspired by The Everly Brothers, coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise.

The band's name The Raveonettes is actually a direct reference to The Ronettes, and Buddy Holly’s song Rave On!. Their songs juxtapose the structural and chordal simplicity of 50s and 60s rock with intense electric instrumentation, driving beats and often dark lyrical content, similar to another of the band’s influences, The Velvet Underground. Altogether, they sound very much like a slightly more melodic version of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

On April 4th, 2011, they released Raven in the Grave, a nine-track studio album with Vice Records. It’s their 5th studio album.

Their biographical info reads: "I think we have finally hit on something quite important and different for this album," explains Sune.

"It has a mood of ethereal defiance" Sharin adds. "It’s dark but not bleak, like the single minded determination caused by crisis that is not quite hope but just as powerful. It’s the perfect winter soundtrack just in time for spring".

The duo will release a new album, titled Observator, on 11 September 2012. The Raveonettes' fourth album, In and Out of Control, was released 6 October 2009, with "Last Dance" released as the lead-off single. The album was co-written and produced by Thomas Troelsen. Both "Last Dance" and "Suicide", another song from the album, have been featured on The CW's Gossip Girl.

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