Win Tickets: The Raveonettes and Melody’s Echo Chamber at Neumos 9/22Posted by Julie Cochran
Scandinavian garage rock duo the Raveonettes (guitarist Sune Rose Wagner and bassist Sharin Foo) stop at Neumos this Saturday in support of their new album The Observator (Vice Records), out September 11. Active since 2003, the duo are known for blending the harmonic qualities of the 60s era girl group sound with a healthy dose of fuzzed out distortion à la Jesus and Mary Chain and the simplicity of early garage rock. After developing a following in their native Denmark with the release of Chain Gang of Love in 2003, the group established themselves stateside by opening for the Strokes before returning to Europe and playing a number of major festivals. On The Observator, the group again worked with their long-time co-producer and mentor Richard Gottehrer. Tracks off this album see the band gravitating toward production to highlight their uncanny ability to harmonize, while also adding new dimensions to their sound. Enjoy standout track, “Curse the Night,” below.
Behind the moniker Melody’s Echo Chamber is French singer Melody Prochet. Based in Paris, Prochet’s delicate, dreamy vocals peek out over instrumentation fraught with reverb and haze. Kevin Parker of Tame Impala recorded and mixed the hypnotic sound on Prochet’s soon-to-be released self-titled debut (due out September 25th via Fat Possum Records). Prochet has had the attention of major US media outlets for the past few months, since the release of a 7” EP featuring a cover of Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s “Crystalized.”
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