Single Review – The Raveonettes – Run Mascara Run

 

The second instalment of The Raveonettes Rave of the Month series this month, sees the Copenhagen duo swap resonant electronica for more a twisted and distorted, swooning ballad. Behind the clear and innocent vocals and classic Rock-Pop riffs are dark lyrics of blood stained imagery and the horrors of a nuclear holocaust. The ever increasing distortion as the track progresses really adds to the audible imagery of the static left over by a nuclear detonation. Though a simple arrangement, the music is pulled and manipulated wonderfully to master that contradictory sound of darkness behind innocence. Something that these two are experts in.

 

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995