New Raveonettes Video – “Last Dance”

I’ve already mentioned this, but it bears repeating: The Raveonettes fourth album In And Out Of Control taps a J&MC/Phil Spector/Distortion hybrid, but it’s Stephin Merritt I think of most because of the cheekily dark lyrics in “Suicide,” “Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed),” and this one, “Last Dance.” The video for the sock-hopper was directed by Matthew Lessner, who also did Dirty Projectors “Stillness Is The Move.” It features the happiest couple alive licking ice cream, fake surfing, riding a motorcycle through a tunnel, and feeding pizza to seagulls. Toward the end of the clip Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo even show up to harmonize to a little bird Disney-style. That said, you also get singing crow, which may very well be a “Heart Shaped Box” nod trying to temper the smiles a tad.

In And Out Of Control is out 10/6 via Vice.