The Raveonettes Celebrate 10th Anniversary With New LP ‘Observator’
Sune Rose Wagner discusses the band's new album, celebrating a decade together, and searing back pain.
Even after crafting five studio albums of beguiling cotton candy melodies and teeth-rattling distortion, Raveonettes guitarist-songwriter Sune Rose Wagner, who along with singer-bassist Sharin Foo is currently celebrating ten years as a band, is still a man without a plan when it comes to bringing his seductive noise-pop jams to life. “I have these moments of insanity where I just pick up stuff from people and the world around me,” says Wagner about his writing process for the new Observator, due September 11 on Vice, “then I’ll sit and think about what happened.” Hey, whatever works.
Disorganized as its genesis may have been, Observator is another dark, sterling collection of fuzzy guitars and boy-girl harmonies. Wagner spoke with SPIN about struggling to craft the record, a recent debilitating injury, and a decade of the Raveonettes.