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Music Video: “Naive Dream” from The Mary Onettes

The Mary Onettes just released the 7 track mini-album, ‘Portico,’ along with a new video for the single, “Naive Dream,” which you can view below.

You can order ‘Portico’ via the Labrador Records site here.

The Mary Onettes – “Evil Coast”

The Mary Onettes’ latest single, “Evil Coast,” can be found on their forthcoming album,’Hit The Waves,’ which is out March 12th via Labrador.

Take A Listen: Evil Coast from The Mary Onettes

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The Mary Onettes live @ The Studio at Webster Hall

After an elongated spell of waiting between bands, 45 minutes actually, The Mary Onettes finally took the stage at The Studio at Webster Hall. After the bands’ opening The-MaryOnettessong, “Puzzles”, concluded,  lead singer Philip Ekstrom pleaded to the crowd, “hope it sounded ok anyway,” as he was apparently experiencing some technical difficulties. A few songs into the set list, which was comprised of both newer and older material (Void, God Knows I Had a Plan), and The Mary Onettes started having a little fun, however, they might have been the only ones. There were a few hollow claps and whistles through out the show but other than that, zero enthusiasm, no requests, no real attentiveness for a band who came a long way. Even in between songs, bassist Henrik Ekstrom tried to get some kind of response from the crowd with a, “so how about them jankees,” but nothing, just crickets.

The atmosphere was so perplexing that I could barely pay attention to the music. It’s as if this group of people were handed free pity tickets while walking home from work and decided to pop in to the venue and stand motionless in front of a Swedish band playing buoyant new wave tunes. Apparently their Brooklyn show at Union Hall a couple days prior was a bit shaky and plagued with glitches, so perhaps people bailed on this show.

Their concluding number, “Under the Guillotine”, sounded pretty crisp and intense…even with the club music from the other room rattling the walls and providing additional, impromptu bass kicks.

Take A Listen: Dare from The Mary Onettes

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The Mary Onettes live @ The Studio at Webster Hall

After an elongated spell of waiting between bands, 45 minutes actually, The Mary Onettes finally took the stage at The Studio at Webster Hall. After the bands’ opening song, “Puzzles”, concluded, lead singer Philip Ekstrom pleaded to the crowd, “hope it sounded ok anyway,” as he was apparently experiencing some technical difficulties. A few songs into the set list, which was comprised of both newer and older material (Void, God Knows I Had a Plan), and The Mary Onettes started having a little fun, however, they might have been the only ones. There were a few hollow claps and whistles through out the show but other than that, zero enthusiasm, no requests, no real attentiveness for a band who came a long way. Even in between songs, bassist Henrik Ekstrom tried to get some kind of response from the crowd with a, “so how about them jankees,” but nothing, just crickets.

The atmosphere was so perplexing that I could barely pay attention to the music. It’s as if this group of people were handed free pity tickets while walking home from work and decided to pop in to the venue and stand motionless in front of a Swedish band playing buoyant new wave tunes. Apparently their Brooklyn show at Union Hall a couple days prior was a bit shaky and plagued with glitches, so perhaps people bailed on this show.

Their concluding number, “Under the Guillotine”, sounded pretty crisp and intense…even with the club music from the other room rattling the walls and providing additional, impromptu bass kicks.

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The Mary Onettes…a good choice on New Release Tuesday

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New wave specialists from Sweden, The Mary Onettes, are back with their sophomore album, ‘Islands’, which is available via Labrador Records.

Take A Listen: Puzzles from The Mary Onettes

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The Mary Onettes – Website

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The Mary Onettes – Self-titled Debut

Published on June 20, 2007, by in Albums & Artists.

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Let’s get the obvious right out of the way, yes, The Mary Onettes definitely emit a characteristic heavily associated with the 80s era. There is no doubt while listening to The Mary Onettes self-titled debut you will sense suggestive hints of The Cure, Depeche Mode as well as Echo and The Bunnymen. Without question these aforementioned bands are legendary, so it should come as no surprise that they have a profound influence in today’s musical landscape. This being said, let’s get back to the focal point, the impressive Swedish band The Mary Onettes.

Like a black backdrop spattered in white paint, there is a beautiful contrast between perception and reality. In fact, there is much torment swirling around The Mary Onettes’ lyrical insinuations but with the elevated keyboard sounds and echoing constituents you are encapsulated in a bubble of lighthearted delight. While The Mary Onettes surely have the ability to produce a beguiling new-wave sound saturated in reverb, there is also something magnetic about Ekstrom’s silver-tongued vocals. When the drumbeat reverberates into its final destination and is met by a sharp guitar rift, The Mary Onettes shine. So forget about your preconceived notions of the 80s and embrace the now, perhaps you will find The Mary Onettes are like a cold shower after a day in the hot sun. This is a tight debut album! Stand Out Tracks: Under The Guillotine, Explosions, Lost

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