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The Mary Onettes – “Ruins” (Feat. Maria Usbeck)

It’s been over a year since Swedish dream-poppers the Mary Onettes released their EP Portico, a collection of seven buoyant tracks that easily soundtracked early spring. The group’s back just in time for warmer weather with their latest offering, “Ruins.” The track features vocals from Maria Usbeck, who sings in the Brooklyn-based group Selebrities. According… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 14, 2015 - 4:59 pm

The Mary Onettes – “Naive Dream” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Today marks the release of Portico:, a new mini-album from Swedish dream-pop quartet the Mary Onettes. To commemorate the occasion, the band has unveiled a video for single “Naive Dream.” The delightfully C86-y jangler is accompanied by images of an exceptionally anguished beach run, some darkly lit projections, and a dude with his head i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 8, 2014 - 10:44 am

The Mary Onettes – “Silence Is A Gun”

Slick Swedish synthpoppers the Mary Onettes released Hit The Waves, their last album, less than a year ago, but they’re already making plans to follow it up with a new release called Portico, which they’re saying is a “mini-album.” “Silence Is A Gun,” the first song they’ve shared from Portico, ripples prettily and follows closely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2014 - 11:57 am

The Mary Onettes – “Don’t Forget” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

The Mary Onettes went full beach vibes for their video for “Evil Coast,” an almost cruel visual for those of us longing for warmer climes in the middle of still-snowy March. Now that we’re dangling our legs into the pool of summer, the Swedish indie-pop group have flipped the script and dropped a barren, black… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 8, 2013 - 12:15 pm

The Mary Onettes – “Hit The Waves”

I wrote a whole bunch about the forthcoming third album from Sweden’s the Mary Onettes back when the album’s first single, “Evil Coast,” was released. In brief: I’m a pretty big fan of the band, and I’m especially excited for this one, because it’s produced by Dan Lissvik of STUDIO, another Swedish band I wa… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 20, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2012

Guys, it’s Friday, and there are used plates with smeared cake-frosting laying around, with empty booze bottles accumulating on our desks and a general pall of whiskey fumes hanging over the office. While that is some people’s idea of holiday magic, for us, it’s the signifier that it’s someone’s last day. It’s a sad thing. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2012 - 6:16 pm

The Mary Onettes – “Evil Coast” Video

The Mary Onettes’ forthcoming third album, Hit The Waves (produced by Dan Lissvik of the wonderful and sincerely missed STUDIO), is definitely one of my most-anticipated first-quarter 2013 releases — I talked about it in detail when I wrote about the album’s lead single, “Evil Coast,” a couple weeks back. Now, that song has a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 27, 2012 - 5:10 pm

The Mary Onettes – “Evil Coast”

Sweden’s the Mary Onettes have released two albums (and a handful of EPs) of wonderfully mournful, melancholic, gorgeous, impeccably constructed indie pop. Much is made of the band’s ’80s influences — and you can hear everything from New Order to the Housemartins to freakin’ A-Ha in their sound, to be sure — but it’s not… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 16, 2012 - 3:32 pm

The Mary Onettes – “The Night Before The Funeral” Video

The Mary Onettes dropped this wistful ’80s-stemmed gem on us a month ago, offer up its visual counterpart today. Despite its title there are no nights, and no funerals, here; instead its meaning derives from the locations where Mary Onettes bassist/video star Henrick Ekström smokes his cigarettes, gets winded playing football, finds his instruments a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 11, 2010 - 12:46 pm

The Mary Onettes – “The Night Before The Funeral”

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… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 12, 2010 - 12:37 pm

The Mary Onettes Visit NYC

Sweden’s the Mary Onettes are ’80s radio playlists raiders of the highest order. On the best tracks from their second LP Islands, the band finds a wistful sweet spot between synthetic swell (everyone from New Order to a-ha) and new romantic swoon (the Cure, or even Echo & The Bunnymen). Last week, they came through… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2009 - 3:22 pm