The Raveonettes Release Surprise New Album
    • TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

    • Posted by: John Robinson

    Danish two-piece, The Raveonettes have shock-released their seventh LP. The surprise album Pe'ahi is named after a well-known surfing spot near the north shore of Maui. In a press release Sune Rose Wagner shared that the title track "Endless Sleeper" is "about a horrific near-drowning experience I had in Hawaii some years ago. It's about taking risks in order to exist.

    The LP features 10 tracks and was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, who has worked with bands such as Young the Giant and Paramore. The first two tracks are available for streaming, "Endless Sleeper" and "Sisters". The songwriting errs on the side of darkness. Lyrics for "Endless Sleeper" contemplate death and divinity: "Shy away from the real thing/You Know there's no God/You shy away from everything", while "Sisters" has a gritty vibe and nostalgic alt-rock distortion. The electric LP has moments of rich clear vocals, and tracks dipped in malconformation. The Raveonettes have a number of good records under their belt, but this pop-rock release shouldn't be overlooked. Stream the first two singles below:

    You can get the full length version of Pe'ahi over on iTunes via Beat Dies Records.

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