With three critically acclaimed albums, tours in the North America, Europe, Asia and South America, songs in major TV-series, Single Of The Week on iTunes, Best New Music on Pitchfork and #1 on Hypem The Mary Onettes are this spring of 2015 back with the new single "Ruins", which will be released on the label Cascine 14th of April.
Their latest album Portico> was released on March 4 2014, just before they hit over the Atlantic for a three week tour all across North America with a stop on SXSW.
The first single Silence Is A Gun from Portico traveled from blogs to radio stations all over the world.
"We wanted to create a scenario to fit with the songs. So we decided it could be a journey into space. A silent hunt for something else. We always end up seeing our albums as small films. And Poortico: would definitely be our little space saga. It's a bit of spiritual album. I want to get connected to nothingness" - say Philip Ekström, lead singer about Portico.
In 2013 The Mary Onettes released their third album Hit The Waves.
The single Evil Coast from Hit The Waves went to #1 on Hypem's Most Blogged Artist,
Pitchfork, The Guardian, Q-Magazine and many others all agreed that The Mary Onettes was changed and the result was brilliant.
Hit the Waves was produced in a collaboration with the producer Dan Lissvik (Studio, The Embassy, Young Galaxy).
"'Silence Is A Gun,' the first song they’ve shared from Portico, ripples prettily and follows closely in the path of 'Hit The Waves.'" - Stereogum
"Regardless of what happened in the studio it seems to have reinvigorated them, with Evil Coast's glistening synths, crashing drums and vocal sighs suggesting epic sadness."
- The Guardian
"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."
"Det är vackrare än någonsin"
4 av 6 Nöjesguiden
"Philip Ekströms The Mary Onettes låter luftigare i sin fina reverbpop på Hit The Waves och briljanta Evil Coast är karriärens bästa."
4 av 5 - Aftonbladet
"Om Miami Vice hade regisserats av David Lynch skulle ”Hit the Waves” passa perfekt som dess soundtrack"
4 av 5 - Sydsvenskan
"...i sammarbete med Lissvik når bandet plötsligt nya höjder. Och jag tror inte att jag är ensam om att vilja dansa till The Mary Onettes på festivalerna i sommar."
9 av 10 - Festivalrykten