Published Feb 02, 2011For the past decade, Danish duo the Raveonettes have been releasing fuzz pop with a sinister edge. Now, they're getting set to release their fifth album, and they've chosen perhaps the most gothic title imaginable: Raven in the Grave.
The nine-song collection will be released April 5 via Vice. A statement on the band's website calls it "the perfect winter soundtrack, just in time for spring." We're guessing that means lots of chilly reverb, ominously distorted guitar and dour lyrics. See the tracklist below and note creepy song titles like "Apparitions" and "Evil Seeds."
In a Facebook update posted in December, the band wrote that Raven in the Grave was "bleak, depressing and beautiful! It's one of those albums that makes you wanna blow your brains out."
To promote the release, the Raveonettes will be crossing the Atlantic for a North American tour. The 19-date run includes two Canadian shows: Montreal on April 1 and Toronto on April 2. Scroll past the tracklist to see the schedule.
But this isn't all we will be hearing from the Raveonettes in the near future. Last week (January 27), the band tweeted, "rarities & b sides album is now mastered. 27 tracks down memory lane. yes we are dinosaurs. how scary and wonderful."
Raven in the Grave:
1. "Recharge & Revolt"
2. "War in Heaven"
3. "Forget That You're Young"
5. "Summer Moon"
6. "Let Me On Out"
8. "Evil Seeds"
9. "My Time's Up"
3/30 Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
3/31 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
4/1 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
4/2 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/3 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
4/5 Newport, KY - Southgate House
4/6 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
4/7 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café
4/8 St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
4/9 Kansas City, MO - The Record Bar - Middle of the Map
4/11 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
4/12 Austin, TX - Emo's Alternative Lounging
4/13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
4/15 Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
4/16 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
4/17 Washington, DC - Black Cat
4/18 Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
4/20 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/21 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg