"I wanted to make a very simple, minimal album with sparse instrumentation and a very intense vibe," vocalist/guitarist Sune Rose Wagner says of "Lust Lust Lust."

"I wanted to make a very simple, minimal album with sparse instrumentation and a very intense vibe," vocalist/guitarist Sune Rose Wagner says of "Lust Lust Lust," which has been out internationally since last year but will arrive this week in the U.S. via Vice.

The new edition will include two bonus cuts, "My Heartbeat's Dying" and "Honey, I Never Had You." There were nearly 100 songs in the mix at one point, but the selection process sped up dramatically once the title song was written. "Once I hit upon that song, everything was easy from there," Wagner says. "I just wrote the album around that one song. It took about 2-3 weeks."

The Raveonettes' prior album, "Pretty in Black," boasted guest appearances from Ronnie Spektor, Maureen Tucker and Martin Rev, but there are no outside contributors this time around. "Those people are pretty hard to top," Wagner admits.

"Lust Lust Lust" also sees the group shying away from the more acoustic, surf-tinged vibe of "Pretty In Black," and instead steers closer to the fuzzed-out distorted sounds of its debut record, "Chain Gang of Love."

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