BLK JKS Mystery

BLK JKS Mystery
He may not be getting love from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame folks but in the world of late '00s indie rock, Peter Gabriel stands as an icon. Add Johannesburg South Africa four-piece Blk Jks to the list of artists who find inspiration within the tribal/biblical melodies of Mr. Gabriel. Their debut EP, Mystery, kicks off with the crazy rhythms of "Lakeside" eternally linking the band's sound to that of fellow Gabrielites TV on The Radio. The next trio of songs finds the band loosening their neckties with the sprawling grandeur of the title track and the meagre Stax Records-induced rhythms of "Summertime." "It's In Every Thing You'll See" is an exceedingly candid recording, as Blk Jks expertly push 30 seconds of ideas into a momentous five minutes. All 26 minutes of Mystery is fascinating, perhaps flawless, blending clever and lucid songwriting with riches of ideas — the type of stuff that gets you onto SNL nowadays. (Secretly Canadian)