Out since last month internationally, the new Raveonettes album, “Lust Lust Lust,” will arrive in North America Feb. 19 via Vice. The new edition will include to bonus cuts, “My Heartbeat’s Dying” and “Honey, I Never Had You.”
“I wanted to make a very simple, minimal album with sparse instrumentation and a very intense vibe,” vocalist/guitarist Sune Rose Wagner tells Billboard.com. 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.”
New songs have been a part of the group’s live show for about four months now, and Wagner says “the reaction has been phenomenal.” Fans can get a heavy dose of the new material when the group opens for Blonde Redhead next month in New York.
Here is the track listing for “Lust Lust Lust”:
“Aly, Walk With Me”
“Expelled From Love”
“You Want the Candy”
“With My Eyes Closed”
“The Beat Dies”
“My Heartbeat’s Dying”
“Honey, I Never Had You”