Exclusive Premiere: Watch the Raveonettes Play Assassins in 'Killer in the Streets' Video
As garage rock veterans the Raveonettes prepare to head out on tour in the U.S., they’re exclusively sharing the brand new music video for their song "Killer in the Streets" on Billboard today. Check out the Rie Rasmussen-directed clip below, which features band members Sharin Foo as “the beautiful blonde” and Sune Rose Wagner as the “converted heartbreaker.”
As the song’s title suggests, there are some killers on the loose in this clip. As the throbbing bass line grooves and the guitar line entrances, we’re introduced to a dark cycle of assassins and their converted victims.
“They inspire storytelling from the first guitar riff, such a hypnotic piece of music!” director Rasmussen tells Billboard.
The Raveonettes provided the director with several song choices, but for her, it was “Killer” right from the get-go. “The song moves you along like something you want blasting on the radio as you drive through the streets of L.A. on your way to meet with destiny,” she says. “I love the idea of heartbreak being something you become contaminated with, sick from. As they say, 'Hurt people, hurt people'... and if they don't hurt others they usually break themselves. Love is indeed a dangerous game but it is also the ONE thing we can all universally relate to. Powerful stuff.”
“Killer in the Streets” comes from Pe’ahi , the seventh LP from Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner.
Their U.S. tour begins Sept. 22 in San Francisco and continues through Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C. After that, they’ll embark on a world tour that includes an extensive European trek and dates in China and Taiwan. Check out their complete itinerary here.