“True to its name, the song sounds dark but buoyant, riding an easy bounce that sounds almost balearic despite the apparent and luxurious malaise that consumes the tune.”-PITCHFORK
“…wonderfully mournful, melancholic, gorgeous, impeccably constructed indie pop.” STEREOGUM
“Evil Coast” – the first single from Hit the Waves has been getting rave reviews and quickly placed at #1 on the Hype Machine charts. Today the band shares the official music video for the track, via the Guardian, as well as the album cover art and track list for Hit The Waves, out March 12, 2013.
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
Hit the Waves was produced by Dan Lissvik (Studio, The Embassy, Young Galaxy etc.). This is the first time The Mary Onettes works 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 is nothing less than brilliant – The Mary Onettes’ most interesting album to date.
The band has released two previous albums – The Mary Onettes (2007) and Islands (2009), toured around the world and been featured in major TV-series.
Hit The Waves is out worldwide on March 12th 2013.
The Mary Onettes
Street Date: November 27, 2012
A: “Evil Coast”
The Mary Onettes
Hit The Waves
Street Date: March 12, 2013
2. Evil Coast
3. Hit the Waves
5. Don’t Forget (to Forget about me)
6. Black Sunset
8. Can’t Stop the Aching
10. How it all Ends