(Video) Mystery Jets – ‘Greatest Hits’

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Mystery Jets have unveiled their new video for latest single ‘Greatest Hits’. Taken from the excellent Radlands, it is a bouncy acoustic Britpop jam which sees an argument take place about who gets which records after a breakup.

‘Greatest Hits’ is one of the highlights from their new album which sounds like they have found their zip again. A perfect pop song, no doubt about it.

Mystery Jets | ‘Someone Purer’ + Album news

Mystery Jets last record, Serotonin, left something of a stale taste in the mouth. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t necessarily a bad album, it was just some way off the standard of the near perfect Twenty One. Hey, no one said it would be an easy task.

Anyway, Mystery Jets are back with ‘Someone Purer’, the first single from their poorly titled and fourth album Radlands. Harrison’s vocals draw you in, slowly, leading into a massive chorus, before being hit with into a that recognizable blitz of wonderful indie. Dodgy album titles aside (it really does sound like an old NES game), it’s good to have them back and hopefully will surpass their previous effort.

Radlands is released on April 30th and will be followed by a pretty extensive UK tour, no Irish dates as of yet.

Mystery Jets – Someone Purer

Free Rough Trade 2011 Compilation

It’s that time of year, bloggers are making end-of-year lists and record labels are putting out compilations from the past 12 months.

Rough Trade are the first off the mark, signing off 2011 with a free MP3 sampler of their releases throughout the year. It’s a pretty tasty 12-track mix including the likes of The Strange Boys, Mystery Jets, British Sea Power, The Strokes and lots more from throughout the year. As a side note, how have I never listened to Jeffrey Lewis before this?

It’s available stream or download for free from Rough Trade’s website. Here’s a few very good reasons why you should!

Mystery Jets – Serotonin via cizmar

Jeffrey Lewis – Cult Boyfriend via Landandora

British Sea Power – Who’s In Control via Driftrecordshop

The Strokes – Undercover of Darkness via AaronAxelsen