The Raveonettes are streaming their new album, ‘Observator’ ahead of its official release on Monday (September 10). Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen to the record in full.
The New York-based, Danish duo recorded their sixth album in Los Angeles, California, lured by what guitarist/singer Sune Rose Wagner described as ‘the warm Pacific pull’ and a desire to capture something of The Doors. It follows a period in which Wagner was diagnosed with clinical depression and ordered to stop drinking. Sune Rose Wagner says:
This album rose from such a dark place but ended up illuminating the gloominess and restlessness in a way I never thought possible. I honestly never thought this album would see the light of day, all the turmoil, all the craziness, all the sleepless night but in a single burst of spontaneous madness it came to be. I’m so thrilled for people to hear this new album in its entirety, it’s quite a dark ride.
Observator was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios with Richard Gottehrer, who previous credits include Blondie, The Go-Gos and Richard Hell. The band previously worked with him on 2005’s ‘Pretty In Black’.
The band’s last album ‘Raven In The Grave’, was released just last year.