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The Raveonettes kill on latest single, “Suicide”

on August 04, 2009, 9:35am

An early mp3 release of The Raveonettes’ latest single, “Suicide”, shows the band carrying on its electronica/doo-wop mind-meld and continuing to brainwash us all with its addictive harmonies and synthy riffs. Newcomers to the band, be melodramatically warned: You are an easy target for the persuasive powers of “Suicide”.

While the Danish duo has long advertised its early rock characteristics — the name Raveonettes is a mash-up of Buddy Holly’s “Rave On” and Phil Specter’s Ronettes — “Suicide” wears numerous influences on its sleeve. The opening chords mimic Urge Overkill’s “Girl, You’ll Be A Woman Soon” (including the lyrics “Dream little girl/On along the street/Little runaway girl”) and the song maintains that haunted-echo quality throughout as it pulsates all Britpop-like. Right up to the chorus, where it awesomely steals every great Go-Go’s lick at once.

“Suicide” can also brag one of the best-penned lyrics of 2009 so far: “New York’s the shit.” It’ll be out on The Raveonettes’ upcoming album, In and Out of Control, which drops October 6th.

The Raveonettes 2009 Tour Dates:
08/09 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
10/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
10/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
10/16 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @  Theater of Living Ats *
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise *
10/21 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda *
10/22 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix *
10/23 – Detroit, Mich. @ Magic Stick *
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @  First Avenue *
11/05 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
11/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
11/07 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
11/ 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
11/10 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Detroit Bar
11/12 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up
11/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre
11/14 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
11/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar

* = w/ The Black Angels

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