Pop Quiz: The Raveonettes

Aidin Vaziri | The Raveonettes, the impossibly handsome Danish duo made up of guitarist Sune Rose Wagner and bassist Sharin Foo, released one of last year’s best underground rock ‘n’ roll records, “Lust Lust Lust.” A rush of surf-pop guitars, heavy reverb and seedy lyrics, it’s the kind of album that was seemingly tailor-made for a sweaty, packed live show. Fortunately, the band has decided to play Friday at Bimbo’s 365 Club on its current four-date tour.

Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes
Q: You kind of sound like a total stalker on “Lust Lust Lust,” which makes for a great record but must totally destroy your chances of ever getting another date.
A: I know. No one has dated me since it came out. I’m not an easy person to be in a relationship with. That’s why I’ve had only three relationships in my entire life.
Q: Do you think it’s a good idea to advertise that on an album?
A: I always appreciate honesty and genuine feelings. Tell it like it is. It’s kind of nice to be up-front and personal. You can come a long way with that. People respect that emotional outburst because they can relate to it.
Q: It’s not very Scandinavian of you.
A: I don’t know. At times, I don’t feel Scandinavian. I don’t really feel like I belong anywhere. I’ve been traveling so much. Right now I feel like a New Yorker. I’ve been living here for five years. This is where I call home. This is where I feel most comfortable. It’s the city I adore and love. Five years from now I might live in Paris and I’ll think of myself as a Parisian. I don’t know where life is going to take me. Continue reading.


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