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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The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Hairs

The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

Philip Ekstrom of The Mary Onettes

The Mary Onettes - Evil Coast from Future Sweden on Vimeo.

The Mary Onettes - Hit the Waves from Future Sweden on Vimeo.