Posted in music | pictures on February 25, 2013

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo; words by Bill Pearis

Philip Ekström @ Cake Shop, 2/20/2013
Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

As mentioned, Sweden's The Mary Onettes will release their new album, Hit the Waves, on March 12 via Labrador. The record is miles away from the driving, Cure-ish post-punk the band were known for in the past, and the new album sports a boyant, synth-heavy sound. This could be due in part to working with Studio's Dan Lissvik (who also produced the new Young Galaxy album). The band just released the album's title-track as a single and you can stream it below.

Frontman Philip Ekström was in NYC last week doing press and played a couple solo acoustic shows while here, including Glasslands on 2/18, and Cake Shop on 2/20 with The Hairs, TSINGTAO and Little Band of Sailors. With laptop backing, Ekström treated the Cake Shop crowd to a bunch of Hit the Waves' songs and we've got photos from his and The Hairs' set, plus video (courtesy Future Sweden), below...

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Comments (10)

the hairy onettes

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 5:51 PM

don't know how this solo show was, but great underrated band

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 6:19 PM

Mari Onettes, what a great name!!
jaja!

Posted by Satchel | February 25, 2013 7:00 PM

Great name indeed!

Posted by Cambridge Satchel | February 25, 2013 7:01 PM

Die

Posted by German | February 25, 2013 7:34 PM

Tsingtao (opening band) killed it!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 8:26 PM

I hope they don't move too far from their Cure-ish sound. "Islands" is a fantastic album and "God Knows I Had Plans" takes me back to 1986.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2013 10:48 PM

Awesome. Love it.

Posted by Mary Sweeney dot com | February 26, 2013 3:54 AM

MY EARS ARE SMILING WIDE, IN A MOST SERENE WAY NOW

Posted by Fazio | September 18, 2014 2:02 PM

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