Danish dream pop duo The Raveonettes have announced their sixth studio LP, titled Observator, which is set to be released on September 11th via Vice Records. The LP is the band's third release in less than a year, following their Rarities/B-Sides compilation and Into The Night EP. The band's label described the album as "the greatest exploration of [the Raveonettes'] signature dark, big beat, melancholic, fuzzy sound to date.” Adding to the process was Sune Rose Wagner's alcohol fueled benders turn creative lucidity: "I get a lot of my ideas when I'm out. I get drunk and have moments of lucidity where I scribble down notes and thoughts. The next day, I'll start channeling the thoughts I had the previous night. That's sort of always worked for me but this time, I had to go the long way round to remember that."
The band, once sobered, made their way to Hollywood's Sunset Sound studio with producer Richard Gottehrer, a process that was apparently very quick and easy: "Overall, we took just seven days to record Observator so in that context, it's one of the quickest and easiest albums we've ever done," said Wagner.
Along with the album details, the duo has announced a tour in support of the forthcoming release, with a summer of festival appearances will be followed by a fall tour throughout North America. From September 21st till October 12th, the band will stop by 15 cities across the continent. Check out the full tour schedule after the jump.
The Raveonettes 2012 Tour Dates:
06/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Majestic Halls
06/23 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
06/24 – Chicago, IL @ Green Music Fest
08/04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
09/21 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
09/22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
09/23 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
09/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09/28 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
09/30 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
10/02 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
10/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/05 – New York, NY 2 Webster Hall
10/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/07 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
10/11 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
10/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club