by Morgan Buksbaum in New Music on Saturday 17 May 2008

The Raveonettes are like Jack and Meg (The White Stripes) on psychedelic drugs, twirling around in slow-motion at an Andy Warhol party back in the day. The duo, known for laying down echoic harmonies over fuzzy guitars and synth textures, released their forth studio album, Lust Lust Lust, in February 2008. The album is pretty well balanced with dark, gritty tracks like Aly, Walk With Me, and up-tempo poppy numbers like You Want The Candy. Earlier this year, the group participated in a cool online campaign for GAP called The Sound of Color, in which they created an exclusive song based on the combination of black and white. They have been busy touring Europe and are scheduled to play a US show on June 21st at the Make Music Pasadena: A FĂȘte de la Musique event. Bassist and vocalist Sharin announced last week that she was pregnant and on doctor’s advice will not be able to tour with the band possibly for the rest of this year. However, they recently announced that Sharin’s sister Loui will be taking her place, completing all of their show obligations over the summer.