Danish duo Raveonettes go dark 

Raveonettes alert!

Fans of the dark Danish duo of Sharin Foo and Sune Rose Wagner may now officially rejoice — they just put the finishing touches on their latest album, “Raven In The Grave,” set for release March 22, as well as a two-disc “Be-Sides And Rarities” anthology of roughly two dozen tracks.

Recorded at the band’s new studio in Brooklyn, “Grave” cuts include “Apparitions,” “Summer Moon,” “War In Heaven” and “Recharge And Revolt.”

“There are only nine songs on the album, and it clocks in at about 35 minutes, which we really like,” explains the punk-surf-garage-rockabilly-influenced Wagner, who resides in New York while Foo calls Los Angeles home.

But this time around, get ready for a sonic surprise.

The self-produced “Raven In The Grave,” Wagner says, “is one of those evil, bleak albums, influenced by a lot of really dark film music, like the work of Bernard Hermann, mostly. It’s quite unique, quite unique for what we have done, even. It’s like nothing at all you hear these days, and it’s probably the darkest stuff we’ve ever done.”

This week, Wagner flies to L.A. to co-produce the new Dum Dum Girls album before heading out on a Raveonettes tour that should hit The City in April.

“So I guess March will be Raveonettes month, with 30 to 40 songs for people to listen to!” he enthuses.

For more information, visit www.theraveonettes.com.

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