Words: Simon Opie
Danish duo The Raveonettes have a new album 'Observator' coming out in September, the follow-up to last year's 'Raven In The Grave'. 'She Owns The Streets' is the first taster of what's to come, download the track and watch its newly made video below.
The song 'She Owns the Streets' is about a real-life street dancer called Loan, the star of the video of course, who evidently defies logic and normality by free dancing in the streets of lower Manhattan, with almost complete disregard for her own safety. She's got a hefty wardrobe to back up her dancing skills so you wouldn't say it's a totally spontaneous happening but it's an intriguing way to spend your day I guess.
As for the song, the Velvet Underground/Sonic Youth undertones make it very geographically precise. The jangly repetitive refrain bores into your skull and before you know it you'll be humming it all day. So grab your tutu and angel wings and head to Broadgate for a spot of summer street dancing - I mean what else would you have to do? Makes you look forward to the album too.
MP3 DOWNLOAD: The Raveonettes - 'She Owns The Streets' (right click, save as)
Download provided by Vice Records, who will be releasing 'Observator' on September 11. Find more info at theraveonettes.com.