I managed to get my music devouring clutches on the new LP from Eel Pie, U.K.-based (don't ask me. I had to look it up too.) synth-rockers the Mystery Jets. I discovered these guys in the midst of the craze over their last album, Twenty One, which I still listen to constantly.
This go around the band has teamed with Chris Thomas, producer of such albums as For Your Pleasure and Anarchy in the U.K. (These you should neither have to ask about or look up). "Flash a Hungry Smile," the first song to show up from Serotonin, barrels forth with all the bombast and '60s pop goodness that keeps me coming back for more listens. But, the real winner is "Dreaming of Another World" (and its accompanying video). Its upbeat dance-rock feel sits right at home with other recent indie gems like Two Door Cinema Club's "Something Good Can Work" and Yeasayer's "ONE." Though the reference points in their musical style are many, the Mystery Jets make it inspired and they make it their own, it's one of the more exciting sounds bubbling up currently.
I mean, come on, check out this video. Dude.: