Mystery Jets Reveal Details Of Fourth Album


Mystery Jets have revealed the details of their fourth album, ‘Radlands’ which will be out on April 30, 2012 through Rough Trade Records.

Blaine Harrison from the band explains a bit about recording in America, and why they chose the album title.

“We’ve always wanted to make a record in America and after touring Serotonin the time felt perfect to go and do it. 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. We arrived with a handful of songs, but one in particular felt like it captured the spirit of why we had come there. It was called Radlands (a fusion of the 1970s Terrence Malick film ‘Badlands’ and Redlands, Keith Richard’s Sussex estate), which is also what we named our studio; a big old wooden house on the banks of the Colorado river. All we brought on the plane were the guitars on our backs, so we ended up borrowing all this amazing valve gear from an old guy called jack who ran a little studio up in the hills-which is why the songs sound the way they do. In the daytime we wrote lyrics on the porch and in the evenings a family of Deer would gather in the back yard to hear us play. Some nights we drove into town to drink and bring people back to play on the songs.”

Tracklisting:

1 Randlands
2 You Had Me At Hello
3 Someone Purer
4 The Ballad Of Emmerson Lonestar
5 Greatest Hits
6 The Hale Bop
7 The Nothing
8 Take Me Where The Roses Grow
9 Sister Everett
10 Lost In Austin
11 Luminescence

Mystery Jets will be playing some UK shows later this Spring.

Leeds Brudenell (March 28)
Hartlepool Studio (29)
Carlisle Brickyard (30)
Newcastle Cluny (April 1)
Hull Fruit (3)
Birmingham Rainbow (4)
Cardiff The Gate (11)
Norwich Arts Centre (12)
Nottingham Bodega (14)
Stoke Sugarmill (15)
Sheffield Queen’s Social Club (16)
Oxford Bullingdon (18)
Tunbridge Wells Forum (19)
Cambridge Junction (20)
Bath Moles (21)
O2 Academy Brixton (May 18)

Watch ‘Show Me The Light’ from their previous album, Serotonin.

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