2011 release from the Danish Indie Rock duo. The Raveonettes' music is characterized by close two-part vocal harmonies inspired by The Everly Brothers coupled with hard-edged electric guitar overlaid with liberal doses of noise, very similar to The Jesus and Mary Chain. 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.
''A true career high.'' --Pitchfork
'' Raven In The Grave
is full of 'pillowy synths and poppier guitar riffs...somewhere between Smashing Pumpkins circa '1979' and New Order around 'Low Life''' --Newsday
''It was a wide range of influences, stretching from the 1950s to the '80s, but somehow the Raveonettes have crafted a consistent catalog indebted to all of them. Nearly a decade since the release of their 2002 debut EP, 'Whip It On,' Wagner and Foo have been faithful to their original vision, right up to their new album released today...Raven in the Grave
is among the Raveonettes' most haunting albums, moody and sparse in a way that lets the songs caress instead of attack.'' --The Boston Globe