Swedish quartet The Mary Onettes has released two critically acclaimed albums, toured around the world and placed songs in TV series such as Grey’s Anatomy. Their dark and epic sound has been compared to Joy Division, early U2 and The Cure. “Evil Coast” – a first taste of their third album, Hit The Waves (due March 2013) – shows the band heading in new directions.
Vangelis, Confusion and Whitney Houston
The Mary Onettes went into the studio determined to create something different from the previous albums. Breaking new ground can be a scary thing and the band admits that a great deal of anxiety and confusion followed. Singer Philip Ekström claims he found inspiration in everything from Vangelis to Whitney Houston(!) during the recording process.
Struggle in the studio
“Evil Coast” is produced by Dan Lissvik (Studio, Embassy, Young Galaxy etc.). This is the first time The Mary Onettes have worked with an outside producer and the process has been everything but smooth. Conflicts and artistic differences have created a dynamic and hypnotic blend. The result of all this struggle and conflict, however, is nothing less than brilliant. We can look forward to The Mary Onettes’ most interesting album to date.
The Mary Onettes
Street Date: November 27, 2012
A: “Evil Coast”