The Raveonettes Just Gave Us The Song Of The Month, Literally

"Excuse" us for this one

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We’re good, but we’re not perfect. Sometimes we miss things. This year, we missed the fact that one of our favorite veteran bands would be spending 2016 filling up our ears with a clever little project.

To be specific, the Danish indie-rock duo the Raveonettes have decided not to offer up a new album for this calendar year, but have instead opted to drop a brand new single every month. That’s right, for all of 2016, you can expect a new track from Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo around this time come April, May, June, and so on. As it says on the band’s website, “Every month throughout 2016, we’ll be dropping a freshly recorded track, taking you on a ride, potentially schizophrenic and disjointed, potentially cohesive and related.” Neat.

Already we’ve neglected to bring you “Rave-Sound-Of-The-Month” songs “This World Is Empty (Without You),” a chilly synthpop number, and “Run Mascara Run,” a sensual and dreamy burner, from January and February, respectively. We’re honestly very sorry about that. 

Today, though, we’re on top of things as we give you March’s “Excuses.” The irony is not lost on us. Dark and frankly quite spooky, this track cements the direction of the whole project, which seems to be a bit more experimental and less bouncy than some of the duo’s past work. It is, nonetheless, the sort of sleek, black leather stuff we expect from the band. 

You can listen to “Excuses,” below, and click on over here to check out the past entries in “Rave-Of-The-Month” and check out their latest tune when it drops about 30 days from now. This time, we won't miss it.