Now this is what I’m talking about, a band not afraid to give away some music to get some attention. The Danish duo The Raveonettes are releasing four digital EPs between now and year’s end on the Vice Music label, starting with The Raveonettes Remixed, a three-song deconstruction of songs from their Lust Lust Lust album. All they’re asking for is an email address, which puts you on their mailing list for future promotions–something most music fans won’t mind, especially if they like the band.
Fans of the band’s noisy guitars and signature harmonies might be thrown for a bit of a digital loop by the remix versions, all three of which tone down the guitars in favor of blips, bleeps, and beats. The results are markedly different from the originals yet enjoyable in their own right–“Aly, Walk With Me”, for example, sounds like a mellower My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult.
For your own free download, go to http://www.vicerecords.com/theraveonettesremixed
Here is the freaky video for the original version of, “Aly, Walk With Me”: