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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Mystery Jets Are Who's Next?

Ah, it's time again for the music industry's new media popularity contest: Yahoo! Who's Next?

All the bands du jour (and some not) sidle up against each other in a contest to see which marketing company/publicist has the most contacts in order to get their band the most votes. Perhaps I'm being a bit cynical. Does anyone even use Yahoo! Music? Or am I just completely off-base?

Anyhow, one of my favorite "new" bands (who recently canceled their summer US dates) Mystery Jets are in the running for this month's "Who's Next" campaign. They're up against LA's dreampop unit Great Northern, someone I have never heard before called John McLaughlin but probably sounds like Josh Groban taking a bath with Jack Johnson, and finally the hardest working girl in obscurity England's Carina Round.

So, it's a no-brainer: vote for the 'jets....

Their US-only EP Zootime will be out on Dim Mak and they will eventually make it out here for a full US tour late in the summer.

x, LA Broad

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