For their new album, “Raven in the Grave” (due April 5 on Vice Records), The Raveonettes have taken what’s being described as a newer, darker trail, leaving behind the surf drum beats and guitar noise they’ve been identified with for years.
“I think we have finally hit on something quite important and different for this album,” Sune Rose Wagner said in a news release issued Feb. 14. “None of the tunes have any real sunshine to them.”
“It has a mood of ethereal defiance,” Sharin Foo added. “It’s the perfect winter soundtrack just in time for spring.”
The Danish-bred, America-based duo will support “Raven in the Grave” with a North American tour this spring. Dates are as follows:
March 30: Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia
March 31: Paradise Rock Club, Boston
April 1: La Tulipe, Montreal
April 2: Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
April 3: Magic Stick, Detroit
April 5: Southgate House, Newport, Ky.
April 6: Lincoln Hall, Chicago
April 7: Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis
April 8: The Firebird, St. Louis
April 9: The Record Bar, Kansas City, Mo.
April 11: Granada Theater, Dallas
April 12: Emo’s Alt Lounging (Outdoor), Austin, Texas
April 13: Fitzgerald’s, Houston
April 15: The Masquerade, Atlanta
April 16: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, N.C.
April 17: Black Cat, Washington, D.C.
April 18: Pearl Street, Northampton, Mass.
April 20, 21: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
May 4: Glasshouse, Pomona, Calif.
May 5, 6: The Troubadour, Los Angeles
May 7: Belly Up Tavern, San Diego
May 9: The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, Calif.
May 10: Bimbo’s 365 Club, San Francisco
May 12: Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Ore.
May 13: Neumos, Seattle
May 14: The Venue, Vancouver, BC