Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Raveonettes Head Into The Night

I've been following The Raveonettes since their Ghost Rider EP was first released and I can honestly say that in that time I don't think I've ever heard a bad song by these guys. They've personified what it means to be a garage pop band and have taken influences from Jesus and Mary Chain to groups like the Challengers and made their sounds an important part of theirs. Their latest single Into the Night is no different. In fact it's just about as perfect of a representation of surfy indie pop as you're going to get today. Perhaps a bit more like The Primitives than past efforts, Into The Night is a fizzy, buzzy single that's an ode to the letdowns of lost love.

Effervescent, distorted, and heartbroken Into the Night is distorted indie pop bliss. With syrupy sweet harmonies coming from both Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner and a wall of sound that would make Phil Spector blush the band lay on the broken heart aspect of the songs thick here. The result of all this is four romantic songs for the thoroughly depressed. These songs hide their tears behind the fuzzed out guitars and their wall of noise; it’s a clever disguise to say the least. Into the Night is an awesome record that once again proves The Ravenoettes are on top of their game. While there's nothing really new about these songs from the sound department, the band still manage to create lovelorn, infectious pop songs that are so charming you can't help but succumb to them.

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