Can it really be possible that Serotonin is just the third album by England’s Mystery Jets?  I guess it is, but it seems like I’ve been listening to them forever.  And I mean that in the best of ways.  Fans of the band’s earlier albums will be satisfied by Serotonin, as they’re still making soaring indie rock that emphasize keyboards and lead guitar, with love-lost lyrics and plaintive vocals.  But they also might be surprised.  The band’s sound, always pretty clear, has become even more refined.  Serotonin is even more produced than their earlier works, in that in creates a purer, more consistent, and flawless atmosphere.  The band is known for putting on some great live shows, so there’s definitely a risk that a project like this will become over-produced and take any spontaneity or life out of the music, but that didn’t happen.  Probably because the band worked with Chris “Roxy Music, Pulp” Thomas.  His fingerprints are all over it.

But’s it still a Mystery Jets album through and through.  In fact, it’s a better MJ album than the last one.

Catch ’em in the U.S. on a mini-tour tour!

9/14 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
9/15 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
9/17 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

Dreaming Of Another World

“Serotonin” video.

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