Listening to much of The Mary Onettes growing breadth of work, one gets the impression they are surrounded 80s LPs, and that this is where they draw influence. From Echo to The Church, Go Betweens to The Smiths, this band pulls all the right elements to create one of the freshest sounds around today. The latest tune from these Swedes is “The Night Before The Funeral” and it’s right up there with past hits like “Dare” and “Puzzles”. Opening with a heavy guitar strum which soon gives way to chamber-hall stringed instruments, “The Night Before The Funeral” isn’t so much a progression for the band than a tune complementary to their library. With The Mary Onettes’ blend of influences, it’s precisely what you’d want.
“The Night Before The Funeral” was released as a Record Store Day exclusive in the US last weekend (although not in Bellingham, unfortunately). The digital single hits on May 5, but you can get your fill of The Mary Onettes between April 19 and 29, as the band storms the US for select shows (also not in Bellingham). The good news is that they will hit the west coast! Here are the dates…
April 25, 2010: Sunset Tavern in Seattle, Washington
April 26, 2010: Holocene in Portland, Oregon
April 27, 2010: Rickshaw in San Francisco, California
April 28, 2010: Soda Bar in San Diego, California
April 29, 2010: Viper Room in Los Angeles, California