They’ve been championed by influential music critics and compared to everyone from The Jesus and Mary Chain to The Cure to The Smiths, and now Sweden’s Mary Onettes will make good on those accolades with the release of Islands on November 3rd via Labrador Records, on the same day that they launch a brief North American tour in support of the album. After all, it’s not every day you read the following in a press release: “Imagine a Swedish equivalent of The National on a diet of speed, Planet Earth DVDs, and 80’s guitar pop singles and you’ll have a vague idea of how great this album is.” Ding ding, antenna is raised. Yours should be, too.

Check out the video for “Puzzles,” the latest single off of Islands right here.

US Tour Dates:
11/03 – TT The Bear’s – Boston, MA
11/04 – Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY
11/06 – Studio (Webster Hall) – New York, NY
11/07 – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

–Carrie Alison