The Raveonettes had a “Lust” for change on their third album, “Lust Lust Lust.”
“Lust” was, in fact, the first song that guitarist Sune Rose Wagner came up with that helped steer the album in its spare, fuzzy, stripped-down direction — a marked change from the sunny pop sheen of 2005’s “Pretty in Black.”
“I always write a lot of songs and then wait for that one that sort of hits home, so to speak,” explains Wagner, 29, who founded the Raveonettes seven years ago in Demark with singer Sharin Foo. Foo now lives in Los Angeles, while Wagner resides in New York.
“That song this time was ‘Lust.’ I just liked it because it was very minimal, a nice, stark vibe to it. I think it suited my life at the time. After that, the rest of the album was easy to write.”
But Wagner says he was not apprehen- sive about making such a drastic change in the group’s sound.
“I don’t really think about that too much,” he says. “I think you sort of have a gut feeling about things. You go with your instinct, and whatever feels right for you probably works fine with other people, too. That’s how it’s always been for us. We just trust what we like.”
The Raveonettes and Black Acid Magic perform Wednesday (March 19) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 at the door. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.
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