Danish band The Raveonettes will release a new album this year to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. Entitled Observator, band’s sixth studio album is due out on September 10 and 11 through Vice Records.
As Sune Rose Wagner had revealed in an interview for Spin, the idea of album title, much like the name of one of the tracks on it, Observations, came when he was drunk, a state that helps him in being creative: “The whole idea with the album title — and the song “Observations” — came because I feel like I was sort of like out there observing myself and other people and what goes on around me.”
Observator is produced by Wagner’s and band’s old friend Richard Gottehrer who had worked with the duo before on their 2005 record Pretty In Black. The new album was recorded in Sunset Sound studio in Hollywood, for Wagner was always fond of the albums recorded there and wanted to do something special for The Raveonettes’ 10th anniversary, and the decision turned out to be good: “So I insisted on us going there. I did not regret that at all. I think if we had not gone there the album would be very different and not as good as it is now. It made a huge difference to be in that environment surrounded by all those ghosts of genius. It made singing a lot easier and a lot more heartfelt. We just heard the songs in a different way and were able to make changes to them really fast and were able to hear everything that was wrong with them or good about them. That working environment did everything for the album.”
Earlier this year, on April 24, The Raveonettes released Into The Night EP through The Orchard.