The Raveonettes

It is a rare feat for a band to simultaneously play homage to their influences, sound current and not nostalgic, and maintain an element of originality. These are some of the finer points of The Raveonettes’ latest, In & Out of Control, an album that, on its surface, is a high school soundtrack complete with bubble gum, a summer tease, and synthesizers. It would have taken Phil Spector a symphony in his days outside of prison to create what electronic Danes Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo have accomplished here. But The Raveonettes aren't trading in teen pop. Their sweetener is in the raw, and belies an album full of dark undercurrents such as overdose in the single “Last Dance.” And nobody's keeping any secrets on “Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed).” It's hard to disagree with the beats or the missives. With the Crocodiles. CHRIS KORNELIS

Fri., Nov. 6, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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