Raveonettes Are Back In 'Black' On New Album

Danish rock duo the Raveonettes will return May 3 with their next Columbia album, "Pretty in Black."

Danish rock duo the Raveonettes will return May 3 with their next Columbia album, "Pretty in Black." The set will be led by the single "Love in a Trashcan," which will be delivered March 15 to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. The cut is now available for download exclusively from Apple's iTunes Music Store.

The 11-track "Pretty in Black" was produced by group member Sune Rose Wagner and Richard Gottehrer, who was behind the boards for its 2003 predecessor, "Chain Gang of Love." Guests include former Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker, Ronnie Spector and Suicide principal Martin Rev.

Tucker and Rev also lent a hand on a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday" which, for now, can only be found on the promo-only "A Touch of Black" EP that is being distributed to U.S. college radio stations next week. That disc also features the previously unreleased tunes "Railroad Tracks" and "I Wanna Be Taken."

As for "Pretty in Black," it finds vocalist Sharin Foo leaving her bass duties behind and yielding them to new member Anders Christensen. "I originally started playing bass out of necessity, because we needed someone," she says. "It's nice now to have some freedom to concentrate on the vocals, which is really my thing. I'm a singer."

The Raveonettes will begin a North American tour April 26 in New York, with support from up-and-coming Los Angeles-based rock act Autolux. As previously reported, both groups will be on hand for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on April 30-May 1 in Indio, Calif.

Here is the track list for "Pretty in Black":

"The Heavens"
"Seductress of Bums"
"Love in a Trashcan"
"Uncertain Times"
"My Boyfriend's Back"
"Here Comes Mary"
"Red Tan"
"Somewhere in Texas"
"You Say You Lie"
"Ode to L.A."
"If I Was Young"

Here are the Raveonettes' tour dates:

April 26-27: New York (Mercury Lounge)
April 28: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Southpaw)
April 30: Indio, Calif. (Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival)
May 3: San Francisco (Great American Music Hall)
May 6: Portland, Ore. (Dante's)
May 10: Minneapolis (First Avenue)
May 11: Chicago (Double Door)
May 12: Milwaukee (Mad Planet)
May 13: Indianapolis (Patio)
May 14: Nashville (Exit/In)
May 17: Austin, Texas (the Parish)
May 19: New Orleans (Twiropa)
May 20: Tallahassee, Fla. (Beta Bar)
May 22: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Culture Room)
May 25: Athens, Ga. (40-Watt Club)
May 27: Carrboro, N.C. (Cat's Cradle)
May 28: Washington, D.C. (Black Cat)
May 29: Baltimore (Ottobar)
May 31: Hoboken, N.J. (Maxwell's)
June 1: Philadelphia (North Star Bar)
June 2: Boston (Paradise)
June 6: Cleveland (Beachland Ballroom)
June 7: Newport, Ky. (Southgate House)
June 8: Detroit (Magic Stick)
June 9: Millvale, Pa. (Mr. Small's Theatre)
June 10: Buffalo, N.Y. (Showplace Theatre)
June 11: New York (Webster Hall)