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10 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, Campdogzz, John Grant, Suede, and More

Plus The Lemon Twigs, Christine and the Queens, Phantastic Ferniture, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 13, 2018

Hello again. We haven't done a Songs of the Week for almost five weeks, since June 9. We were on vacation from mid to late June and then when we returned there really weren't enough compelling songs last week to justify doing Songs of the Week lists, mainly because of the July 4th holiday being smack dab in the middle of the week and so labels mainly avoided sharing new songs. More

The Mary Onettes Share New Song “Cola Falls”

New Single Out Tomorrow via Cascine

Jun 21, 2018

Sweden's The Mary Onettes have shared a new song, "Cola Falls." The single is out tomorrow (June 22) via Cascine, with "Wait Out a Ghost" as the B-side. "Cola Falls" at first sounds a bit like Mick Smiley's "I Believe It's Magic," from the Ghostbusters soundtrack, before charting it's own path (but still coming off as a long lost 1980s classic, as many of the band's songs do).  More

Listen: The Mary Onettes - “Ruins”

Featuring Selebrities' Maria Usbeck

Apr 15, 2015

Swedish '80s-influenced indie pop band The Mary Onettes have released a new song entitled "Ruins." More

Feb 12, 2015

The Mary Onettes are currently on tour in the U.S.—their first tour stateside since 2008. More

Watch: The Mary Onettes – “Naive Dream” Video

Portico Is Out Now On Labrador Records

Apr 09, 2014

The Mary Onettes’ new mini album Portico is out now on Labrador Records.  More

Premiere: The Mary Onettes Mixtape (SXSW Party Edition)

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Parties Begin Next Wednesday, March 12

Mar 07, 2014

Under the Radar’s three SXSW parties begin next Wednesday, March 12. In the spirit of the event, we asked a few of the bands performing to contribute to our mixtape series. Sure The Mary Onettes have already contributed one awesome entry to the series, but we couldn’t help going in for another round.  More

Under the Radar’s Three SXSW Day Parties to Feature Charli XCX, EMA, Future Islands, and Many More

Lineups Also Includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Connan Mockasin, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, The Mary Onettes, Small Black, Thumpers, Woman's Hour, and Others

Feb 28, 2014

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for our three SXSW 2014 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 12, Thursday, March 13, and Friday, March 14. Lineups include Charli XCXEMAThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Future Islands, Connan MockasinWe Were Promised JetpacksThe Mary Onettes, Small Black, ThumpersYamantaka // Sonic Titan, Arthur Beatrice, Gruff Rhys, Woman's Hour, and many others. More

Listen: The Mary Onettes - “Naive Dream”

New Album Portico Out March 4

Feb 26, 2014

Poised to release their self-described "mini album" Portico on March 4, The Mary Onettes have offered up a brand new track from the effort titled " Naive Dream." More

The Mary Onettes Announce Mini-Album “Portico”

Share New Track "Silence Is A Gun"

Jan 27, 2014

Following last year's Hit the Waves The Mary Onettes have announced the forthcoming release of a new mini-album titled Portico. More

May 08, 2013

Black and white and cool all over, The Mary Onettes’ video for Hit the Waves cut “Don’t Forget” is a striking affair. More

Premiere: The Mary Onettes Mixtape

The Perfect Album Mix

Nov 30, 2012

The Mary Onettes’ contribution to our mixtape project hinges on a tantalizing theme: what would the perfect album sound like? More

Listen: The Mary Onettes – “Evil Coast”

Hit the Waves Out March 12 Via Labrador

Nov 16, 2012

On March 12, The Mary Onettes will release their third full-length, Hit The Waves via Labrador Records. Ahead of that, they’re spooling out a series of goodies for fans. More

Jan 31, 2012

Last month Swedish dream-pop band The Mary Onettes announced that they would be releasing a new EP entitled EP entitled Love Forever on Feb. 28. More

The Mary Onettes Announce New EP “Love Forever”

Out February 28 Via Labrador Records

Dec 15, 2011

After a flirtation with Swedish language side-project Det Vackra LivetThe Mary Onettes are returning February 28 with new EP, Love Forever. We have the details.  More

Jul 05, 2011

Swedish label Labrador Records recently released a free compilation for American fans. We have the details.

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Dec 13, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Today we posted web exclusive surveys with Jamie Stewart (Blue Water, White Death/Xiu Xiu), The Mary Onettes, and Dave Hartley (Nightlands/The War on Drugs). More

May 12, 2010

Despite a volcanic setback that canceled their American tour, The Mary Onettes are still rocking us, this time by video for single, "The Night Before the Funeral." We have the video. More

The Mary Onettes Announce U.S. Tour

Sophomore album Islands Out Now

Feb 23, 2010

Under the Radar staff writer Frank Valish described The Mary Onettes' the single "Dare" (from sophomore album Islands) as "four minutes of anachronistic bliss." Now Americans are getting the chance to stretch those four minutes into an entire evening as the retro rockers head stateside for a series of dates beginning April 19. More

The Mary Onettes Announce Fall Tour

Sophmore Album Islands Out November 3rd

Oct 14, 2009

'80s-loving Swedes The Mary Onettes have announced a brief American east coast tour in support of their upcoming sophomore album Islands (out stateside November 3rd on Labrador Records). We have the dates. More

Aug 20, 2009

The Scandinavian amalgamation of all things 1980s—aka The Mary Onettes, are back with their sophomore album Islands. Out November 3rd on Labrador Records, the band, whose previous singles have appeared on Grey’s Anatomy, and who were an Under the Radar "Pleased to Meet You" band last year, are calling Islands their most personal work yet. More


Interviews

Dec 13, 2010

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou,Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls.  Here’s a survey from Philip Ekström of The Mary Onettes. More

The Mary Onettes

Beauty from Loss

Mar 08, 2010

After having graced U.S. shores with a (very) short tour in the fall, Swedish four-piece The Mary Onettes are primed and ready to bring their particular brand of lush, '80s-inflected pop music to the States once again this spring. The band will be working off its latest album, Islands, it's second with Swedish indie record label Labrador. The album may be the band's best to date, inspired largely by the loss of several important people in singer/songwriter Philip Ekström's life prior to and during the writing process. Ekström speaks with Under the Radar, sharing some of the hardships that came with Islands and discussing what is ultimately a triumph of spirit in music. More


Reviews

Portico:

Portico:

Labrador

Apr 23, 2014

It has been only a year since The Mary Onettes released its last album, Hit the Waves, and the Swedish four-piece is back with the brand new mini-album, Portico:. More

Hit the Waves

Hit the Waves

LABRADOR

Mar 14, 2013

The Mary Onettes has been releasing dreamy indie-pop from Jönköping, Sweden since Swedish label par excellence, Labrador, put out the band's Lost EP in 2006. Seven years and two albums later, the band has decided to change its tactic a bit. More

Dare (single)

Dare (single)

Labrador

May 15, 2009

In 2007, The Mary Onettes (pronounced like marionettes) released their self-titled debut full-length, featuring a sound reminiscent of bands like The Cure and The Church, whose pop melodies wrapped in lush textures and ethereal backdrops were second to none. This first single from The Mary Onettes' upcoming sophomore full-length picks up right where the band left off. More