Posted by Jakub

Since the post about Matthew Dear’s remix of The XX I went on to dig for a 7 inch only remix he did for Colder from 2005. This is one of the first hints at Matthew doing guitar/organic feeling based material and pulling back on the electronics which just sounded natural to have him work with.

Yesterday jonathan suggested I check out The Mary Onettes and i’m glad I did, it opened up a 4am search thru sugary Swedish post rock on iTunes. If you liked The Radio Dept. than this might be right up your alley.

After just releasing their LP Real Estate comes up with an smaller release of material that is LP worthy. The band keeps its laid back sun-dyed feel, so if you loved the LP than this is a must have.

Keepaway got a good grade on Pitchfork’s forkcast/song review because the song is great I think but it also came with a lesson which is if you rip off Animal Collective your gonna get called out hard so maybe adjust a few things so you can be your own idea and not someone else’s, its like the handful of ISO50 rip offs i’ve seen on the innernets, yikes, I can say it because some are just too blatant in my eyes.

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Greg says:

January 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

Cool tunes. Labrador’s “Swedes Do It Better” comp first exposed me to the Mary Onettes. It’s a great compilation of… well… Swedish music ;)

The Mathew Dear remix is quite shiny!


Joe says:

January 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Heh heh, kinda how tycho got called out hard for ripping off bords of canada! still like the music but just sayin. :)


Anonymous says:

January 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Joe –

that’s only said by people that don’t listen to music closely, Boards Of Canada is so dark I can’t even pretend to hear the similarities.


AndresM says:

January 30, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Any guy who wants to win a girls heart? Play them the Mary Onettes. One of the best albums of 07 fo-SHO!
This reminds me! I never got around to their album from last year. gotta get on that!


AndresM says:

January 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Listen to Anonymous.

That’s like saying Poison ripped of Twisted Sister. Or Ratt ripped of W.A.S.P. Or Boards of Canada ripped off LFO. Or Taylor Swift ripped off Kelly Clarkson!
Your comment sounds ignorant dude. Jus sayin.


jonathan says:

January 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm

thrilled you enjoy The Mary Onettes.

if you liked their 07 debut you won’t be disappointed by their latest. get to it!


joe says:

January 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm

ah, the expected defense of anon and andres.I’m obviously not the first to bring it up. The public has spoken up about in the past. It’s undeniable the similarities, especially past is prologue which not as dark as boc, but still darker than the newer tycho stuff.that album sounds very much influenced by boc’s album music has the right to children. each time I hear roygbiv I think tycho musta been listening to that track on repeat during his production. not trying to start shit, just thought it was a relavant comment. I love joy division and despite interpol’s obvious appropriations, I still eat it up. i think tycho’s sound has evolved into something tat is more his own sound and I enjoy it nevertheless. :-D


jonathan says:

January 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

eh, kinda. Some compare the sound to Echo & the Bunnymen and R.E.M. I hear A Flock of Seagulls, Tears for Fears and The Smiths. Their music is like a soundtrack to classic 80’s films.