Hey, remember JET?  You know, they had that song “Are You Gonna’ Be My Girl”?  Ok, what about “Cold Hard Bitch”?  Yeah, I know it was all the way back in 2003, but they are (cliche alert) back and they are better than ever!  Admittedly, JET is one of my favorite bands so I have always believed they never actually left, but some would argue that they flew a little out of the limelight.  But I guess some would be wrong…suckers.

With their first album, Get Born, the band kicked off a massive following with a slew of hit songs including the two mentioned above as well as “Rollover DJ”, “Get Me Outta Here” and “Last Chance.”  On an overall scale of 1 to 10, they cranked the gauges all the way up to 11 and gained an immense following with their first singles made with pure rock and roll (all also instruments I imagine.)



I had the chance to see JET live in Milwaukee on their first major tour back in 2004.  It was the fourth of July and as they stormed the stage and allowed the fires of rock to enter their souls to ignite a show for hundreds of screaming fans, fireworks went off in the sky right above the stage.  It was so patriotic Abraham Lincoln joined the mosh pit.  I cried red, white and blue that night.  That was honestly one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.  It was so high energy; I felt like I was watching the beginnings of something great.

Fast forward to 2009.  I’ve been listening to JET on my iPod for going on 5 years wondering, “Where the hell did these guys go?”  Well, as luck would have it I came across a new song entitled “She’s A Genius” on the radio and immediately fell in love.  I thought to myself, “This is the real deal.  These guys rock.”  Little did I know that the “guys” I referred to in my internal dialogue were none other than JET.  Destiny had brought them back.  Now, three months later, they have released their new album, Shaka Rock, and I couldn’t be happier.  In the same way that Get Born delivered on (sort of) massive proportions, their newest album mixes flavors of Rolling Stones, Beatles and straight up badassery.

I recommend checking out “K.I.A.”, “17″ and “Start the Show”, but of course make sure you peep the video for “She’s A Genius”:

Check out the entire new album Shaka Rock:

If you like JET, check out Girl Talk!

About the Author

Kyle Brigham is a fan of all things music. He has been to a ridiculous number of concerts across the nation and has been interviewing bands for over 10 years. He likes to listen to music excessively loud and thinks you got to get up to get down.

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