Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The Mary Onettes - Hit the Waves

A few different music scenes co-existed in the 1980s, and the first couple records by the Jönköping-based Mary Onettes sparked a number of comparisons, most notably to the happier side of The Cure, and with a strange amount of accuracy, to a-ha. But there was a certain authenticity that kept the Mary Onettes from sounding kitschy or ironic. The band’s 2007 eponymous debut in particular, wrapped in a booklet of dark, glossy nature shots, found its influences bouncing from song to song, drawing inspiration from glum, generic 90s post-Britpop (“Pleasure Songs”), Echo and the Bunnymen (“Lost”), and Pornography-era Cure (“Void”), all within the first twelve minutes of the album. [...]

(Read the full review at Your Flesh.)

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