"Self-confident and ambitious, the Raveonettes entered the garage rock race of the new millennium with a stylish, brassy sound not heard since Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Sune Rose Wagner (guitar, vocals) and Sharin Foo (bass, vocals) hail from Copenhagen and formed the Raveonettes out of dismay for their homeland's state of music.
The Raveonettes had a set of rules when it came to creating material. These rules consisted of making an album entirely in Bb minor, surrounded by only three chords, and each song had to be less than three minutes long. Ride cymbals were not allowed, either. What came about was a fuzzy, dark, cinematic set of songs collected for the Raveonettes' debut album. Whip It On, which was written on a four-track and drum machine, fused classic garage rumblings with frenzied electronic bits. Whip It On appeared on Crunchy Frog in Europe in summer 2002. In July, the Raveonettes waltzed into N.Y.C.'s CBGB for an American introduction. Producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, Joan Armatrading, the Go-Go's) caught the show and signed on to work on the band's first full-length album. A deal with Columbia followed before the year's end, posing the Raveonettes for some quality buzz in the year to come."
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