The Raveonettes have a new one and that would be "Observator," and they're still on Vice Records. It's a Danish pop rock duo that have heard the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Velvet Underground before as well as some early girl group stuff - in short, the good stuff, after being internalized, comes out as dreamy, shoegazer stuff. This one, like the other four, has some memorable tunes on it, such as "Downtown," and "Sinking Like The Sun." I became a fan when I saw them at Coachella play the Angels' biggie from way back, "My Boyfriend's Back." Their happening boy/girl harmonies will have you hitting the reset button. The band is coming to Hell-A in early October - unfortunately, nothing up here for us.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: The Raveonettes - Observator
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Rockin' Roll Call
Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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