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Hello Mary announce their forthcoming album, Emita Ox

10 July 2024, 16:06 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

Helena Straight, Stella Wave, and Mikaela Oppenheimer – AKA New York City’s Hello Mary – have announced their forthcoming album, Emita Ox, alongside the release of their new single “Three”.

Last month saw Hello Mary return with “0%” as their first new music since the release of their 2023 sophomore self-titled album. The band co-produced the forthcoming album, Emita Ox, alongside Alex Farrar (MJ Lenderman, Indigo De Souza, Wednesday, Snail Mail) in Asheville, NC.

The album's production reflects how the band’s musical tastes have expanded from Elliott Smith and Radiohead to encompass experimental post-rock acts like Black Midi and Swans. “This album encompasses a lot of our inspirations,” says Oppenheimer. “It also shows what we're like as a trio, collectively.”

Featuring songs that span from 2018 to 2023, Emita Ox is also a document of Hello Mary’s past five years together growing up as bandmates and their arrival into young adulthood.

“This album represents a period of time that’s very meaningful to us. The songs are related to things that we all know about, even if it’s not out on the table for everyone else,” Wave explains. “The songwriting and recording process was a very heavy time that I will never forget.” Even if the lyrics touch on serious topics, the band maintains a core sense of play and exploration: jamming is their way of working through these feelings in a way that’s “easy and fun,” Straight says.

In support of Emita Ox the band have announced their UK live debut, including a headline show at Windmill Brixton on 5 September, as well as performances at End Of The Road Festival, Manchester Psych Fest, and Edinburgh Psych Fest as further UK dates as main support for American Football.


  1. Float
  2. 0%
  3. Three
  4. Down My Life
  5. Knowing You
  6. Heavy Sleeper
  7. Footstep Misstep
  8. Courtesy
  9. Hiyeahi
  10. Bubble
  11. Everything We Do

Emita Ox, is set for release on 13 September via Frenchkiss Records, and is available to pre-order now. For more information on their upcoming live shows, visit

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