The Mary Onettes by Gunnar Björling

On their last visit through NYC, Swedish ’80s-playlist-raiders the Mary Onettes played a string of much praised shows and bounced around our streets with photographer Kyle Dean Reinford as their shadow. Fun photo set. They’re set to return this month for an April swing through the States on the back of the new single “The Night Before The Funeral,” following up their second album, 2009′s Islands. This new single catches them in a similarly wistful and swelling cinematic landscape of young love (“it falls apart yeah it falls apart, just like you wanted it to fall apart”), some soaring symphonic elements coloring the lovers’ eulogy. Or as the label puts it: “A bit like a descendant of The Go Betweens and The Stone Roses high on Swedish mountains mixed with a-ha in a gothic church.”

The “Night Before The Funeral” 7″ is available as a Record Store Day exclusive in the US on 4/17, out digitally on 5/5 via Labrador.
Touring:
04/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Marathon Bar
04/20 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9
04/21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
04/22 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
04/23 – Columbus, OH @ Summit
04/24 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/25 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
04/26 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
04/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw
04/28 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Viper Room

[Photo by Gunnar Björling]

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