By Andrew Frisicano
The Raveonettes have already found themselves on one year-end list for their full-length Lust Lust Lust. This year, the band also released four digital-only EPs (all on Vice Records), including a free remixes EP (ZIP file above) and, most recently, a just-in-time-for-your-ugly-holiday-sweater-party MP3 collection called Wishing You A Rave Christmas. (Here, with a bonus track, on Amazon.) No strangers to holiday music, in 2004, the Raveonettes also contributed an original holiday tune, "The Christmas Song," to the soundtrack of the Tim Allen/Jamie Lee Curtis holiday flick Christmas with the Kranks.
The Raveonettes will headline a NYC show at Webster Hall show on Friday, January 16th (Tickets) with openers Nickel Eye (feat. Strokes' bassist Nikolai Fraiture). Their two Cali dates will feature the recently renamed Soft Pack.
Vice Records is also offering a free holiday-time, but not holiday-themed comp, with tracks from King Khan, Chromeo and the Black Lips.
For more holiday music happenings, see here. All tour dates and the Christmas EP tracklist, below...
The Raveonettes - Wishing You A Rave Christmas EP tracklist:
1. Christmas(Baby Please Come Home)The Raveonettes - 2009 Tour Dates:
2. Come On Santa
3. Christmas Ghosts
4. Christmas In Cleveland
*5. Forever In Your Arms (Exclusive Amazon MP3 Version)
1.15.09 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club #
1.16.09 New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
1.17.09 Washington, DC @ Black Cat #
1.23.09 San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo's 365 Club *
1.24.09 Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater *
# w/ Nickel Eye
* w/ the Soft Pack