From The Desk Of The Mary Onettes: “Upside Down: The Creation Records Story”

MaryOnettesHit The Waves (Labrador) is the new album from the Mary Onettes. It’s the long-awaited third full-length from the Gothenburg, Sweden, quartet, and it largely abandons the soaring pop that was the band’s hallmark on its 2007 self-titled debut and 2009’s Islands. Those albums earned the quartet comparisons to the Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen, although polished with a modern synth-pop sheen. Hit The Waves draws likewise from the ’80s, but instead of tuneful post-punk, it deliberately echoes some less trendy sources. The Mary Onettes—brothers Philip and Henrik Ekström, Petter Agurén and Simon Fransson—will be guest editing magnet all week. Read our brand new feature on them.


Henrik Ekström: It is a very interesting documentary about Alan McGee and how he built up one of the world’s most successful independent labels. Bands such as the Jesus & Mary Chain, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Teenage Fanclub, Oasis and many more appear in the film, and talk about their memories from that time, which includes a lot of drugs, pills, thrills, success, breakdowns and near bankruptcy.

Video after the jump.