Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, better known as The Raveonettes, are vocal acolytes of early rock & roll. Listen to their records and you’ll hear homages to the Everly Brothers and girl groups like The Ronettes. On 2005′s Pretty In Black, Ronnie Spector even lent her inimitable whoa-oh-oh-ohs to “Ode to L.A.”
So it’s no surprise that The Raveonettes’ new EP, Wishing You A Rave Christmas, begins with a cover of Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” But it’s a hazy shade of winter for the Danish duo as the wistful song trudges along — more Blizzard of Sound than Wall.
“Come On Santa,” a Raveonettes original, continues the Phil Spector worship, opening with a music-box homage to “Be My Baby.” “Christmas Ghosts” is a dreamy ballad grounded by the occasional thundering drum. And celebrating “Christmas In Cleveland” apparently means turning up My Bloody Valentine on the hi-fi.