With Mooney Suzuki, White Light Motorcade and Longwave
America's insatiable craving for bands whose names begin with the and end with es shows no sign of abating. Following on the well-tailored boot heels of the Whitestroke Vinehives, the Raveonettes are "authentic" rock's latest flavor of the millisecond. The Danish outfit consists of a gender-mixed pair of photogenic musical partners that smartly fleshes out its live shows with a couple of extra players. A recent lively appearance on Late Night With Conan O'Brien helped stir U.S. interest in its debut, Whip It On. Similar to, yet different from, its contemporaries, the band routinely cranks out three-minute lo-fi gems that sound like Jesus and Mary Chain as produced by Phil Spector. Whip It's breakout track, "Attack of the Ghost Riders" features a glam-slamming backbeat set to a wall-of-attitude soundtrack as the Raveonettes harmonize from the inner guts of an electronic echo chamber.