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Interview with The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes emerged in 2001 from the acclaim of Rolling Stone's editor, David Fricke, and were later described by the magazine as the "Next Wave" of contemporary music. Four albums later and a bad record label situation, the Danish duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, are now touring in support of their new album, In and Out of Control. The lo-fi sounding group, have never been afraid of comparisons, as their name is a direct reference to The Ronettes and Buddy Holly's "Rave On!" In the past their reverb drench sound, has been critiqued as dark, compared to a wall of sound. On their new album the melodies are lush, and the harmonies are upbeat; but, a dark ironic tone remains embedded in the lyrics of songs like, "Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed)." In an interview with Sharin Foo, David talked about their journey to the US and how their music continues to evolve.
Weekly Batch: November 2-6

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Fingertips Explores the Archives: Okkervil River - Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe

From its wonderful if off-kilter title to its highly disciplined if slightly unglued sense of both song and production, "Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe" strikes me as pretty brilliant from beginning to end. Front man Wil Sheff is a wordy sort of guy (he's spent some time writing music criticism for a living, as I recall), but rather than do as other wordy sorts of guys do and cram too many syllables into lyrics ("look at all my words!"), Sheff's a savvy enough songwriter to have figured out how to manipulate triplets and time signatures to embrace the extra syllables (you'll hear this for the first time at 0:22, when he sings--I think--"When the love that you locked in the suite says there's no crying"). So he's a wordy guy who mak
Featured Video: Yeasayer - Wait for the Summer

Giant flying beetles, space-traveling apples and unique animation make this creative video a must-see. "Wait for the Summer" is from their All Hour Cymbals album, out on We Are Free.
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album:Ambling Alp (We Are Free)
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OOIOO
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Audion
song:Instant In You
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