Produced within the four walls of a former DDR radio station in East Berlin, The Rakes are set to release their third album Klang this Spring 2009.
Exactly two years and four days apart from their previous album, Ten New Messages (March 19, 2007), and a debut that was compared to the fame of The Libertines, The Rakes have stayed strong through a period of great change. While the past two years have witnessed a series of transformations, where no one smokes in pubs anymore, everyone’s on Twitter, and those 22 grand jobs in the city are definitely NOT alright, musically speaking, most bands who emerged alongside these post-punk/new-wave Londoners have ceased to exist. However, The Rakes have witnessed some new changes of their own — reinventing their sound, and creating their freshest, most innovative album to date.
The Rakes – 1989
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THE RAKES IN NORTH AMERICA
4/01/2009 – Troubadour – Los Angeles
4/02/2009 – Popscene – San Francisco
4/062009 – Bowery Ballroom – New York
4/07/2009 – Bell House – Brooklyn, New York
Photo by Mathieu Zazzo