The Raveonettes may well be on the brink of reaching new career heights
By Somilia Smith and Valerie Milano
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 10/9/2012 – “I was inspired by LA.” Sharin Foo, co-vocalist of Danish indie rock band, The Raveonettes, on the influence for their new album. Currently, the multi instrumental duo is on tour to promote their latest release, Observator, and they graced Los Angeles with their presence Tuesday night at the trendy and unique music listening gallery, Sonos Studio.
The exclusive performance was prefaced by an opportunity for fans and media, including Hollywood Today, to speak directly with the group about the journeys and visions that led them to the creation of their sixth studio album. While it was intriguing to learn about their process first hand, the real treat was watching and listening as their musical illusions came to fruition on stage. Acoustically, Sonos Studio played an enormous hand in the pristine yet organic clarity of the sound, as their gallery space has been treated specifically to enhance live music performances. Sonos Studio has hosted several well-known artists, including Questlove of The Roots, as part of their ongoing and collaborative effort to showcase music, photography, fashion and visual art.
With the space having been so eloquently set, The Raveonettes took full advantage by harmoniously blending the timbre of their voices while instrumentally conjuring rhythms and melodies that somehow seemed to haunt your spirit and sooth your soul at the same time. Known largely for their previous work that some would describe as surf rock, Observator is also reminiscent of eras past, or at least more so than their indie rock counterparts. Along with their fusion of elements from the old and new, the messages within the music are relevant not to a specific period, but to the human experience. On songs like Observations, the tales of a love unrequited tear at your heart as you’re memory leads you down the shadows of your own past. And She Owns The Streets is ultimately the story of life outside the status quo.
It was evident as the packed crowd bopped and swayed to their infectious sound, The Raveonettes may well be on the brink of reaching new career heights and the opportunity to bring their music to the masses.