Last week you should have received the self-titled debut EP from The Endangered and Radlands by Mystery Jets. The lead single off Radlands,“Greatest Hits”, is the perfect example of the band’s newly formed sound that was conceived in “a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river” in Austin, TX. The track starts with open acoustic guitar strums and a jovial bounce, resembling the pairing of Of Montreal meets T. Rex. The album stears away from the band’s synth-glam past and trades it for country chords, collective chants, and a Springsteen spirit. A clean version of “Greatest Hits”was digitally serviced to you on 6/1 and also included in the download of the album last Thursday.
RIYL: Band of Horses, Super Furry Animals, Syd Barrett, Beta Band
Recommended tracks: #5 “Greatest Hits”, #2 “You Had Me At Hello”, #3 “Someone Purer”, #7 “The Nothing”
FCC WARNING: #1 “Radlands” and #5 “Greatest Hits”
The Endangered‘s first EP showcases the bandʼs range of influences from Rock to Vintage Soul and Jazz in its five tracks. After meeting at CalArts, the members formed to write songs for other people but eventually found themselves wanting to keep the songs to form a group. The EP was produced by Steven Miller who is most known for his work with Jack Johnson and Dave Matthews Band. The group’s unique, cross-genre artistry is going for adds today!
RIYL: Raphael Saadiq, The Roots, Mayer Hawthorne, Jill Scott, THEESatisfaction
Recommended tracks: #1 “Broke Heart”, #2 “Calling On You”