The Raveonettes, Be Your Own Pet

Torrential pop gems from a Danish duo

On one hand, the pleasant weather we’ve been experiencing lately has been fantastic. But on the other, I’m a little bummed that the solitude, opaque darkness, and frigid temperatures I encountered this winter won’t be here when the Raveonettes come to town. The Danish duo’s new album, Lust Lust Lust, is a from-the-grave love affair—gentle, sweet, sinister, and cruel all in one—that pushes the sonic limits of guitars and distortion pedals through elegant crescendos, and Sharin Foo’s cool voice to new realms of beauty, causing goose bumps to rise to the surface and send shivers to your heart. Their songs, structurally a marriage of the Jesus & Mary Chain and early-‘60s Motown girl groups, almost always end with a sad note, which may be why many of the 50 (not exaggerating) times I spent listening to Lust Lust Lust, I was looking out the window, watching the rain pour and wind blow like God was trying to flood us with sorrow. It felt so right, and I kept wanting more. Neumo’s, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. $12. 8 p.m. TRAVIS RITTER

Sun., March 9, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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