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The Mary Onettes

Dare (single)

Labrador

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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. With huge melodic choruses, soaring strings, and vocals filled with emotional gut-wrench, “Dare” is four minutes of anachronistic bliss. B-side “Kicks” strips off the atmospheric lacquer and hits an emotional mark in a song of loss and introspection rendered perfectly beatific in its simplicity. In some ways it’s the antithesis of “Dare” and is more poignant for it. The final extra on this three-track single, “God Knows I Had Plans,” rides high on a simple, glorious melody, the lyrics again full of introspection. If these songs are any indications, The Mary Onettes are not only avoiding any sort of sophomore slump, they are writing their best songs yet. (http://www.themaryonettes.net)

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