The Mary OnettesCola Falls EP
Rating: 9 lucky fat horns out of 10
I’m calling “Cola Falls” from the Mary Onettes an EP, but that’s only because I have no idea what to call a digital only single with two songs (three if you count the instrumental version of the title track, which is still damn great). It is a step up from their previous two releases “Ruins” and “Juna,” which were only a single song each. Listen goddammit, this band put out one of my favorite records of the past decade with 2013’s “Hit The Waves,” and I really really REALLY need them to get busy in the studio. Isn’t Sweden covered in a ten-foot thick solid sheet of ice 3/4ths of the year? What the hell else do they have to do with their time in their beautiful socialist utopia full of gorgeous blond women that I am in no way super jealous of?
My dumb nonsense aside, anyone who holds “Hit The Waves” in the same esteem I do will be ecstatic at the two songs here, "Cola Falls" and “Wait Out A Ghost.” Their dreamy/synthy/breezy pop sounds like a convertible ride along the coast on a beautiful summer day, and shockingly are as good as anything they've ever released. If they can put out a new full-length even close to as good as this release, it will be my favorite album of whatever year it comes out. That this band isn’t gargantuanly popular continues to be totally dumbfounding. Also: my kingdom for a live show!