Lust, no caution

April 1, 2008

The Raveonettes carry with them the unmistakable scent of decadence. Their songs seem to be drench in sex and tightly bound in leather – and they want you to know it. They also owe a strong debt to the Jesus and Mary Chain, whose “60s pop by way of hissing feedback” school of songwriting they have clearly attended. But for all their mimicry, you’d never mistake a Raveonettes song as being by anyone else. They mix familiar ingredients in interesting ways.

2008 brings us the third full-length from these kinky Danes and it’s a good one. I’ve recently re-discovered their ball-tearing debut Chain Gang of Love and have had it on high rotation. Lust Lust Lust is just as good.

A good example of what they do best is “Blush”, a spectactular piece of distorted dreaminess. Hazy, narcotic sexiness has never sounded better.

The Raveonettes – “Blush”


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