Raveonettes shake things up with ‘Raven in the Grave’

The Raveonettes

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

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