Radlands, the newest album from British band Mystery Jets, was not recorded in London, but in “a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river,” according to band member Blaine Harrison. “Our first three albums were entirely conceived and recorded in London so going out to Austin felt like the furthest place from everything we knew.” Influences from their newfound surroundings are noticeable on the new record with the shedding of their synth-pop tastes for a more organic sound. The first single, “Greatest Hits”, proves this with its opening acoustic guitar strums and jovial bounce that resembles Of Montreal meets T. Rex. The album was co-produced by Mystery Jets and Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Emiliana Torrini). Recommended tracks for the album are“Radlands” and “Greatest Hits.” As a digital download bonus, a 12th track will be added as the clean version of “Greatest Hits” which was digitally serviced last week. The band will be on tour with Keane starting June 12th.
FCC WARNINGs track 1 and track 5
RIYL: Band of Horses, Super Furry Animals, Syd Barrett, Beta Band