Tonight: The Raveonettes at the 7th Street
Download: The Raveonettes - "Aly, Walk With Me"
Download: The Raveonettes - "Dead Sound"
After nobly trying to expand their horizons via guest stars like Ronnie Spector and Moe Tucker, along with incorporating more diverse instrumentation, on 2005's Pretty In Black, the fact that The Raveonettes have returned to the fuzz-heavy drone of their earlier efforts on their third full-length album, Lust Lust Lust, might be viewed by some as a regression. However, the great Dane duo of Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner improved their skills as songwriters tenfold by ditching the gimmicky premises and using simplicity to give their Ronnettes-cum-Velvet-Underground sound shades of color that previously weren't there. Songs like "Dead Sound" and "The Beat Dies" do not reinvent the wheel of girl-group harmonies and Berlin-Wall-of-Sound-and-fuzz, but they do perfect it. The result, in Lust Lust Lust is not only the Raveonettes best album, but one of the best records of the year.
The Raveonettes play a 21+ show tonight at the 7th Street Entry. Doors are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15.
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