Posts Tagged ‘Mystery Jets’

NME's Free Libertine's Cover Disk.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the Libertines classic debut album, the NME have produced a free cover disk reinterpreting the original tracks on Up The Bracket.

It features, amongst others, Stealing Sheep, Spector, Howler, The Mystery Jets, Tim Burgess, The Milk, Peace, and Tribes.

The magazine can be bought at all decent newsagents – have a listen to a couple of examples.



Free Music You Should Have!

Here are a few freebies that you need to have!

Firstly, Noisetrade have another offering well worth an e-mail address. We became aware of  The Ludlow Thieves thanks to Debbie in New York who recommended them via their free EP – theirs is a grand American vision told with a rustic, dusty charm. It was described by Debbie as “sounds like U2 accompanied with an orchestra and Rod Stewart on two packs of smokes as the lead singer“. Download her choice from the EP, To Travel below, or grab the whole EP from Noisetrade here.

Download The Ludlow Thieves – To Travel mp3 (from The Ludlow Thieves EP)

Secondly, Insound have their latest July digital mix available too (but only for a week or so) and while it is smaller than usual (six tracks), this sampler features from artists playing this year’s Hudson River Rocks Fest including Grimes, John Maus and Eternal Summers. Click here to get the whole thing.

Download Roomrunner – Undo mp3 (from Insound July Digital Mixtape)

And lastly, American Songwriter also has a free July sampler available on Bandcamp that includes new MM faves Shovels & Rope, the Mystery Jets, Diamond Rugs, Cory Branan and plenty more.



Following most excellent Top Ten submissions from Starbar, Polly Pocket, Dr Roddy, Barry-Sean and Mr Popper come MM’s top ten covers of 2010.

Now, we’ve said on many occasions that we’re not great lovers of covers. However, some of the cover versions we heard in 2010 may well have done enough to change our minds permanently.

So without further ado…

10 Holly Miranda – Nobody Sees Me Like You Do mp3 (Yoko Ono cover)

9 First Aid Kit – When I Grow Up mp3 (Fever Ray cover) Link removed by DMCA – no reason given…

8 Emily Reo – On The Beach mp3 (Neil Young cover)

7 Fever Ray – Mercy Street mp3 (Peter Gabriel cover)

6 Dead Luke – Ghost Rider mp3 (Suicide cover)

5 Mumford & Sons – Unfinished Business mp3 (White Lies cover)

4 Morning Benders – Outlaw Blues mp3 (Bob Dylan cover)

3 Wooden Shjips – Drunk Girls mp3 (LCD Soundsystem cover)

2 Japandroids – Racer X mp3 (Big Black cover)

1 Port O’Brien – My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down(Bonzo Goes To Bitburg) mp3 (Ramones cover)

And an honourable mention for this 2009 cover that we only first heard this year.

Download Phosphorescent – Big Red Sun Blues mp3 (Lucinda Williams cover)

And finally, we don’t post remixes because by and large we can’t be bothered with them. This was one exception to prove our rule. The Mystery Jets given the classic spacerock treatment by The Wooden Shjips.

Download The Mystery Jets – Dreaming Of Another World (Wooden Shjips remix) mp3

Here at MM we share, chat, argue, bury and praise music on a pretty regular basis…like daily. So throughout the year, the Mackerel crew (Mrs Mackerel, Barry-Sean, Christy-Popper, Dr Roddy, Polly Pocket, Starbar, MM and others) keep their own ever-changing top tens ready for publication at the climax of the festive season.

Following Polly Pocket’s submission yesterday, today is Starbar’s debut top ten. Enjoy!

10 Young Rebel Set – Measure Of Man


9 Erland & The Carnival – Trouble In Mind  (Download Here)

8 Lykke Li – Get Some (Download here)

7 Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Get Better


6 Mystery Jets – Show Me The Light


5 Kings Of Leon – Pyro


4 Biffy Clyro – Many Of Horror


3 Local Natives – Airplanes  (Download Here, Daytrotter Session)

2 The XX – VCR


1. Stornaway – Zorbing

Once again, Insound have produced a storming free monthly mix. Like the Clash magazine mix we posted about earlier today, these really are a delight and well worth waiting for.

August’s effort features 15 tracks of all kinds including Jaill, Noun, Woven Bones, Magic Kids, Perfume Genius and MM faves and local Oxford lads Stornoway with the brilliant Zorbing – worth getting just for this track – believe us!

Just head over here to get it. But remember be quick, it is only up for a week or so…

Download The Vaselines – Sex With An X mp3

Download The Mystery Jets – Dreaming Of Another World mp3

As some may know MM is not a massive fan of remixes as a general rule of thumb. In truth, it is rare for us to listen to them and rarer still to actually post them. We’re a little more well disposed to covers, though again they are not usually something we post that often.

So with that said, this is a post that naturally has both a cover and a remix for you.

It is all the fault of MM faves, the marvellous Wooden Shjips.

The rumbling, psychedelic krautrockers have turned their hand to both covering LCD Soundsystem’s Drunk Girls as well as offering up a remix of new Mystery Jets tune Dreaming Of Another World.

We have generally enjoyed James Murphy’s work without ever getting too drawn into it, but if anything Drunk Girls was our favourite tune of his to date. However, it has been given a truly cosmic makeover by the Californian stoners and is available as the reverse of LCD’s 7″, and while it is an unlikely pairing it is a damn good one.

Elsewhere the ever so slightly off kilter indie rock of the Mystery Jets is transformed in six and a half minutes of expanding synth swirls and pummelling guitars into a blistering space rock haze that pulverizes the weak into submission well before the end. Superb.

Buy LCD/Wooden Shjips – Drunk Girls 7″ from Piccadilly Records here.

Visit Wooden Shjips MySpace here.

Download Mystery Jets – Dreaming Of Another World (Wooden Shjips Remix) mp3

Download The Wooden Shjips – Drunk Girls mp3