The Raveonettes have a new video out today with "The Enemy," which is off of theieir new album Observator which was released today. The Raveonettes have been to Hell and back ... or at least to LA and back. This figures into an exciting new album in Observator, one with an incredible back story and could possibly translate into a new definition of the Raveonettes sound. Sune Rose Wagner talks of new west coast horizons, after an exit from the dark and gothic storm of New York, looking for warm sun and LA vibes. The NY storm came with him instead.
"Put simply, Observator was supposed to be our Los Angeles album. At least, that's what I imagined it to be in my head. As much as I love New York and feel almost constantly inspired by the noise and confusion here, the allure of the west coast has always loomed large for The Raveonettes. When it came time to start work on this album, the warm Pacific pull had become irresistible."
So the move to LA sounded like a great idea, and LA was supposed to be the promised land. "What I found however was quite the opposite. I found dread and despair in LA, a wicked loneliness that only furthered my intake of substances. I couldn't focus and inspiration was fleeting or mostly absent."
Video courtesy of NPR Music.