AUDIO: Mystery Jets’ “Greatest Hits”

There was a time when there was a massive buttload of Greatest Hits albums when you visited your local record store emporium, even people who may have had only one or two genuine “hits”. Now, Mystery Jets are stating that you can now have all of that in one song. WHAT?!??!

Well, maybe they’re not, but the band are coming out with an album called Radlands, and this is a slathering of what you’l find in the stew. North American audiences will be able to bring rice (metaphorically speaking) to the stew when they arrive in June for shows, opening up for Keane:

11 June 2012 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY

12 June 2012 House Of Blues Boston, MA *
14 June 2012 Music Center At Strathmore North Bethesda, MD *
15 June 2012 Beacon Theatre New York NY *
16 June 2012 Merriam Theater Philadelphia PA *
18 June 2012 Olympia de Montreal Montreal QC *
19 June 2012 The Sound Academy Toronto ON *
21 June 2012 Marathon Music Works Nashville TN *
22 June 2012 Vic Theatre Chicago IL *
23 June 2012 Pabst Theatre Milwaukee WI *
25 June 2012 Paramount Theatre Denver CO *
26 June 2012 The Gallivan Center Salt Lake City UT *
29 June 2012 The Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles CA *
30 June 2012 The Fox Theatre Oakland CA *

* = w/ Keane

SOME STUFFS/RECORD CRACK: England’s Mystery Jets take to Texas for new album

Mystery Jets
Mystery Jets have been around for a few years making music that has sweeped Europe, but they are hoping that for their fourth album, recording in the United States will also help them dominate North America with their brand of pop rock. The new album is called Radlands, which will be released in Europe this Monday (April 30th). Americans will have to wait another five weeks when it is released on June 5th. The music may make people think of Split Enz, Crowded House, The Alarm, R.E.M., or Wilco, but regardless of who you think they sound like, you’ll find out that their music can and will be addicting. They’re catchy, they know the lure of a good hook, and they’ll know how to keep you within their realm for awhile.

You can listen to two different tracks from the album, including a music video, by choosing the options below.

The vinyl version of the album will be released as a double LP with a 32 page illustrated comic called Radlands – The Ballad of Emmerson Lonestar. Only 500 copies of the 2-record set (with comic) will be pressed.