Early this year, we first heard from Minneapolis rock ‘n’ roll quartet Mad Mojo Jett. Their first four tracks on the Partyville 7″ (Chaputa! Records) left us wanting more. And lo and behold, they’re already back with double output on Get Your Mind Straight – in their own words an EP, but with 8 tunes in 22 minutes you may call it an album in my opinion – on which the title track of the single is present but strangely enough the song from which the new release took its name is not.
Eric Levy (vocals, guitar, drums) from Jett Kick, Joe Holland (bass) from Low Rats, and Madalyn Rowell (vocals, drums) and Monet Wong (guitar) from The Toxenes play raw, rattling and raucous garage rock in which punk but also soul, doo-wop and bubblegum influences seep through. What makes them stand out, is that brilliant melodies and golden hooks shimmer beneath the gritty lo-fi sound. Very exciting, very catchy, very energetic, very cool.
Get Your Mind Straight is out now digitally and on CD through Rum Bar Records.
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