To think it has been three years since we last encountered Australias Jet but this flurry of activity should please fans. First, news of a new album, then, news of a new tour and now, a new video for the first single, titled Shes a Genius.
Big black boots, long brown hair, and the intelligence of Einstein, Jet has found the perfect girl. I would like to imagine this as the companion piece to Jets breakout hit Are You Gonna Be My Girl?. A stunning three year journey of exploration, of finding your dream girl and realizing she is more than you could ever wish for, truly conceptual and a rare epiphany in this modern age.
The song is vintage Jet, with his unmistakable voice, stomping drums, and in your face guitar. Simple rhyme schemes keep the song tight and fast paced. As for the video, check out the wolf-woman on her bike as she rides around town spreading misfortunate to those unlucky enough to cross her wolf path. Just when you think the wolf-people shenanigans were going to become an epidemic (remember the Yeah Yeah Yeahs Heads Will Roll video?), there is a twist at the end that will put you at ease.
Jet 2009 Tour Dates:
07/04 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
07/05 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
07/06 -Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
07/08- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
07/10 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise
07/11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ The Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
07/13 – Council Bluffs, IA The Stir Concert Cove at Harrahs Council Bluffs
07/15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
07/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Keyclub
07/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
07/19 – Denver, CO @ Mile High Music Festival
08/30 – Columbia, MD @ Virgin Mobile FreeFest