Highlighted by ringing guitars and reverbed vocals, the Mary Onettes formed in Jönköping, Sweden, in 2000. The band -- Philip Ekström (vocals, guitar), Henrik Ekström (bass), Petter Agurén (guitar), and Simon Fransson (drums) -- experienced false starts in the music industry, as it first lost a record deal and then released an EP through Sony in spring 2005 before parting ways with the label. The group was about to self-release all future recordings until a demo wound up with respectable Swedish indie Labrador, which released an EP in 2006 and a self-titled full-length in 2007. After a difficult recording process that included a truly modern glitch (first someone stole the hard drive that held all the music the band had recorded, then the backup hard drive failed), the band's second LP, Islands, appeared in late 2009. ~ Kenyon HopkinPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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