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There are 17 Tuesdays left in 2008 and on four of those, The Raveonettes will be releasing a digital EP. (Actually, I guess I'm cheating a little since the first one came out yesterday, a Monday.)
From the press release:
Following the success of this year's critically adored album Lust Lust Lust, Danish noir-rock duo The Raveonettes today announce plans to release a series of digital only EPs on Vice Music. Not content to let time lapse between releases, the group is breaking the mold by dropping a series of four short form releases over the course of the next three months, leading off with a free remix EP today.
Though known primarily for their signature blend of lush melodies and over-the-top guitar noise, the EPs show off new, heretofore unknown creative angles of the group. Following today's remix EP will be Sometimes They Drop By on September 23, with electronics that indulge a deeper investment into the sampled beats and textures that have always lurked underneath their sound.
Two more EPs will follow on October 21 and November 25, the first further twisting the familiar Raveonettes' sound, and the last being an EP of Christmas songs done in a modern nostalgic way.
Today's free Remixed EP centers around three standout tracks from Lust Lust Lust, presented in radically different new versions. Hypnotic Japanese electro producer 80KIDZ, Alec Empire-conspirator Nic Endo, and Danish DJ superstar Trentemøeller reconstruct these now familiar songs into new shapes.
Tracklisting for today's three song free remix EP:
1. Dead Sound (80KIDZ remix)
>2. Aly, Walk With Me (Nic Endo remix)
3. Lust (Trentemøeller Remix)
I would normally remove a quote from a press release that labels a record as "critically adored" but here I left it in because I concur.
You can download the free EP online at vicerecords.com/theraveonettesremixed.