Sunday, June 21st, 2009
The Raveonettes cover Sonic Youth
Frank YangI went digging for a Sonic Youth cover for this week, to mark not only the release of their latest album The Eternal a couple weeks ago but also their sold-out show at Massey Hall next Tuesday, but as it turns out I didn’t have any that I really liked. I did, however, find this live Raveonettes cover which I didn’t even realize I had and quite liked.
Having the Danish duo take on this particular Sonic Youth track doesn’t require a real stretch of imagination – it being one of the more straightforward selections from their oeuvre and well-suited to the Raveonettes’ stripped-down aesthetic. But even though it’s no reinvention, it’s still a good rendition and snarly in all the right places.
The Raveonettes are at work on their next album and are making it an interactive process, posting demos to their Twitter account and soliciting feedback from their fans. They talked to Spinner about their decision to demystify the writing process. The new album is expected sometime in the Fall.