The Raveonettes, “This Is Where it Ends” (self-released, 9/30/2016)
“Sometimes things can take an unexpected nasty turn and then you gotta deal with it. You either learn from it or you don’t, such is life.”
According to a post on their fbook page, this quote describes the feelings behind “This Is Where It Ends”, the latest installment of The Raveonettes’ “Rave-Sound-of-the-Month” (described by the band as an “anti-album” project).
“This Is Where It Ends” is a short, moving psych ballad – and it had us from its opening, woozy carnival-like melody. Spiritualized meets Suicide ‘round a bonfire on a beach, at dawn. The break at around the 1:30 mark nails 50s ballad chord changes onto the orchestrated version of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. It is absolutely gorgeous, and further cements The Raveonettes as easily the most vibrant of bands remaining from the vaunted rock resurrection of the early 2000s. Rave on.
Check out the official lyric video, below, and subscribe to the Rave-Sound-of-the-Month (and listen to previous entries) on the band’s site. In addition to fbook, you can also follow along with The Raveonettes on the twitt.