Mystery Jets–Two Doors Down

It’s the song (the first of many, actually) that would have made Mystery Jets massive pop stars in a perfect world.  The 80s inspired Two Doors Down is a bubbly dose of teenage puppy love.  Blaine Harrison smoothly confesses his affection for the neighbor girl that stays up all night playing drums and listening to Marquee Moon on her turntable.  It also happens to make judicious use of the glockenspiel.  Rather than being front and center, the band mine the instrument’s brassy qualities to provide the sugar on top of an already saccharine-sweet track.  The whole thing wraps with a brilliantly blaring saxophone outro.  They don’t come much catchier than this.

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