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It may have been record freezing cold temperatures in New York City last night, but it could not get cooler inside Webster Hall where Danish group THE RAVEONETTES headlined.

Guitarist/vocalist Sune Rose Wagner and his cohort, the striking Sharin Foo [(who is now a mother)](also on guitars/vocals), brilliantly served their sound to a hungry audience. That sound being the trashy love child of early American rock and roll and distorted post-punk - plenty of feedback please.

Unlike previous U.S. tours which took a much more minimalist approach, with Sune and Sharin taking turns on guitars and drums, on this go they brought a four piece band on the road to strengthen their towering wall of sound.

The set tended to focus on their latest release, last year's Lust Lust Lust. However, the band did touch upon tracks from earlier albums such as 2002's EP Whip It On and 2005's homage to classic rock and pop from decades past, Pretty in Black. Highlights from the night included the girl group style of "Dead Sound" and "Love in a Trashcan" to the toe-tapping electro rock of "Twilight." They ended the night with an encore of the oh-so-sexy "Aly, Walk With Me". [Rabbit Stew]

Nickel Eye opened for The Raveonettes at Webster Hall in NYC last night (1/16). More pictures and the Raveonettes setlist, below...

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Nickel Eye @ MHOW
Nickel Eye

LA's Low vs. Diamond are going on a co-headlining tour with Strokes basssit Nikolai Fraiture's band Nickel Eye, but not before each of them play their own respective NYC shows this week. For Nickel Eye it's an opening slot at the Raveonettes show happening this Friday at Webster Hall (1/16). For Low vs. Diamond it's a headlining show at The Bell House in Brooklyn, tonight, January 15, 2009, with The Subjects.

The Subjects' other upcoming shows include a bunch of opening spots for Tapes n Tapes in February. That includes the dates at both Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. Wild Light is playing both of those shows too.

Nickel Eye will release their debut album "The Time of the Assassins" on January 27, 2009 via Ryko. Their last NYC shows were during CMJ. They played one at Pianos, and another one with Late of the Pier at Music Hall of Williamsburg. More pictures from the latter, and all tour dates, below...

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Christmas Music

DOWNLOAD: The Raveonettes - Come on Santa (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Future Clouds and Radar - Christmas Day 1923 (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: 65daysofstatic - I'm Dreaming of a White Noise Christmas (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Bran Flakes - Lovely Sleigh Ride (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Whitman - Hangover Holiday (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Nina Hynes - Twinkle (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Gorgons - Silver Bells (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Charles De Mar - This Christmas (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Secret Machines (Brandon Curtis) - Silent Night (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Coulourmusic - In A Sentimental Mood (MP3)

Merry Christmas everybody. Here's another collection of free Christmas songs - mostly random and found in my email.

Nina Hynes (above), The Cloud Room (not above), and many others appear on "An Indiecater Christmas" album.

The Gorgons and Charles De Mar tracks are from a free comp called "various friends of Silber: Winterizing".

The Secret Machines song features Tamaryn and was released for charity.

More free holiday mixes HERE and HERE.

Low's video for "Santa's Coming Over", below...

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By Andrew Frisicano

DOWNLOAD: The Raveonettes - Come On Santa (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Raveonettes Remixed - a free EP (ZIP FILE)


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...

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Black KidsGhostland Observatory

KTXT (88.1 FM) out of Texas posted their list of the 10 most disappointing albums of 2008 on their blog The Couch. This is what they came up with...

10. Weezer - The Red Album
9. The Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust
8. Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath
7. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
6. CSS - Donkey
5. Ghostland Observatory - Robotique Majestique
4. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
3. Beck - Modern Guilt
2. Cold War Kids - Loyalty to Loyalty
1. Ryan Adams and the Cardinals - Cardinology
What does your list look like? Where does Chinese Democracy rank on it?

What are your favorites?

CSS play Webster Hall on December 17th & 18th. Tickets are still on sale. Ghostland Obersvatory are playing Terminal 5 in NYC on December 12th. Tickets are still on sale. Black Kids are playing a private party at Bowery Ballroom on December 9th (no tickets). If you weren't too disappointed, the rest of the BK & GO tour dates below...

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"Is that hard to do?" - David Letterman

The Raveonettes @ Maxwell's, NJ - March 23, 2008 (Accidents Will Happen)
The Raveonettes @ Maxwells

The Raveonettes play Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (March 26, 2008). Last night they were on Letterman, before that they played Maxwell's, and earlier this month they played a bunch of shows in Austin for SXSW. Photos from one of those shows, and the Letterman video, below....

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Holy Ray

We are excited to announce Watch Entertainment's "FEEDBACK Showcase...a feast of hot bands and tasty foods, hosted by America's favorite cook and indie music lover, Rachael Ray.

We invite you to join us at this merging of great food and even better music, which will take place on Saturday March 15 from 12pm - 6pm at The Beauty Bar, 617 East Seventh Street in Austin, TX.

DJ Efren"Pedro"Ramirez from Napaleon Dynamite

12pm Autovaughn
1 The Ravonettes
2 The Cringe
3 Scissors For lefty
4 The Stills
5 Holy Fuck

RSVP to feedbackrsvp@kingworld.com.

Holy Fuck are also playing the BrooklynVegan day party @ Emo's Annex & Lounge on Thursday March 13th (11am-6pm). More tour dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: The Raveonettes - Dead Sound (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Digital Leather - Dead Sound (Raveonettes) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dead Sound (Peter Homstrom & Jeremy Sherrer remix) (MP3)


The Raveonettes' Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo recently sat down to discuss their Vice Records debut Lust Lust Lust. The duo touched on the writing, recording, pitfalls, and successes of each of the album's twelve tracks. Today we're premiering the band's discussions of the first two songs on the album, "Aly, Walk With Me," and "Hallucinations".....

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MTn GoatsThe new Mountain Goats album, Heretic Pride, is garnering critical accolades (including an 8.0 in Pitchfork today), all of them deserved. Not only is John Darnielle's songwriting stronger with every new release, but he seems more comfortable with the production and collaborating musicians (including St. Vincent's Annie Clark here). Look for an interview with Darnielle on Largehearted Boy tomorrow.

A Mountain Goats release alone would make it a great music release week for me, but there are plenty more quality discs I can recommend. Bon Iver received plenty of music blog love for the hauntingly beautiful For Emma, Forever Ago. I can also strongly recommend American Music Club's The Golden Age, Allison Moorer's Mockingbird, Flowers Forever's self-titled debut, Headlights' Some Racing, Some Stopping, Mike Doughty's Golden Delicious, Raveonettes' Lust Lust Lust, and Throw Me the Statue's Moonbeams from what I have already heard.

Yep Roc reissues a remastered edition of Nick Lowe's classic album, Jesus of Cool, this week.

Poetry and Beat generation fans will be excited to see Jack Kerouac & Steve Allen's three-disc Poetry For The Beat Generation available as a standalone purchase.

What new releases you picking up this week? What can you recommend? Have I left anything worthwhile off the list?

Continue reading "Largehearted Boy's Interesting CD Releases This Week"

DOWNLOAD: The Raveonettes - Dead Sound (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Digital Leather - Dead Sound (Raveonettes) (MP3)

The Raveonettes @ Terminal 5, NYC - Jan 19, 2008 (Daniel Seb)
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I am left with alot of thoughts about artistry from the experience. First, the amazing distinction between Blonde Redhead and the band prior, The Raveonettes. The band was fun, but the work was a little cheapened by one song that was pratically identical to The Beatles "Wanna Hold your Hand" in a different key. Seriously, everything except for the lyrics, from chords to vocal patternings. Whatever, I liked it anyway, but it escapes the memory faster for lack of originality. The band was also very presentational, tarted-up lead singer, barely looking at fellow members but completely oriented to the audience. Then Blonde Redhead came on. The focus of the audience magnified tenfold in reciprocation to the performers' concentration. Holy crap, I want that. I want to be that. So real and tangible, it's inescapable. Just them, raw and bare for the taking. I'm glad I was there. [says Isabella Bruno]
School of Seven Bells also played the show Saturday night at Terminal 5.

The Raveonettes - now on Vice Records - have since announced a headlining show of their own at Bowery Ballroom (their "favorite NYC venue") on March 26th. The song "Dead Sound" (MP3 above, video below) is off their new record called Lust Lust Lust. It's out February 19th (on Vice). All tour dates (SXSW included), below...

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The Raveonettes

The Raveonettes have a bunch of tour dates coming up including October 10th @ Southpaw, the 11th @ Maxwell's, and the 12th @ Bowery Ballroom. All tour dates below....

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