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The Ravonettes get Pretty in Black

The Raveonettes will release their second full-length album, Pretty in Black, on May 3rd. Co-produced by singer, guitarist and songwriter Sune Rose Wagner and pop legend Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, the Go-Go’s), Pretty features more ambience and less distortion than its predecessor, Chain Gang of Love. “That reverb was so big and nice, I forgot about the distortion,” Wagner told Rolling Stone during the album’s recording sessions in November. “I thought, ‘I have to add some later.’ But once we got into the studio, we just used a lot of the guitar sounds that I got at Richard’s house, because they sounded so good.” Joining Wagner and vocalist Sharin Foo on the set is bassist and new member Anders Christensen. Ronnie Spector, Suicide’s Martin Rev and former Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker make guest appearances.
The first single, “Love in a Trashcan,” is due to radio in mid-March, while the band will launch a U.S. tour in support of the release on April 26th in New York.
Raveonettes U.S. tour dates:
4/26,27: New York, Mercury Lounge
4/28: Brooklyn, Southpaw
4/30: Indio, CA, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
5/3: San Francisco, Great American Music Hall
5/6: Portland, Dante’s
5/10: Minneapolis, First Avenue
5/11: Chicago, Double Door
5/12: Milwaukee, Mad Planet
5/13: Indianapolis, Patio
5/14: Nashville, Exit/In
5/17: Austin, Texas, The Parish
5/19: New Orleans, Twiropa
5/20: Tallahassee, Beta Bar
5/22: Ft. Lauderdale, Culture Room
5/25: Athens, GA, 40-Watt Club
5/27: Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
5/28: Washington DC, Black Cat
5/29: Baltimore, Ottobar
5/31: Hoboken, NJ, Maxwell’s
6/1: Philadelphia. North Star Bar
6/2: Boston, Paradise
6/6: Cleveland, Beachland Ballroom
6/7: Newport, KY, Southgate House
6/8: Detroit, Magic Stick
6/9: Millvale, PA, Mr. Small’s Theater
6/10: Buffalo, Showplace Theater
6/11: New York, Webster Hall (Via RS Online)