Which is funny because I haven’t really been that into the Raveonettes since Whip It On…I like the last half of their new album Raven From the Grave okay. For me it sags a little in the middle, goes a little too soft and sweet and atmospheric.
Still, the show was pretty great. They’re playing most of their songs with two drummers, both playing not-quite-complete kits with a snare, a big floor tom, a tambourine and a crash cymbal…when they’re both pounding really primitive beats, something wild happens in the contrast between the melting ice cream sweetness of the vocals (a good bit of the time in harmony) and the screech and squall of the guitars. They are fairly committed to the effects pedal…I counted 18 of them on the floor, and Sune had, I think, a chart that sketched out which was which.
There were also lots of strobe lights
Tamaryn opened, and, unfortunately, I missed most of it. (Whoever heard of a band starting on time?) But what I heard, the last song, sounded pretty great, more girl-fronted shoe-gazery, though slipping more towards Zola Jesus’ damaged, demon-ridden end of things than Sharin Foo’s pop-and-drone.
Here's "Forget That You're Young" which was one of the encore songs.
Here's Tamaryn's "Love Fade"
There will be more on this at Blurt later.