Free Mp3 of the Week: Mystery Roar

Attention! If you're an A&R scout poking around New England for the next Passion Pit, a/k/a the next-next MGMT: we're wrapping this up in a nice bow and serving it to you on a silver platter. Boston electro-pop sextet MYSTERY ROAR, who rose from the ashes of We Are Cassette/Fantasy Mirrors but sound even radder, have been rocking our iPods with an album's worth of unreleased jams that are just starting to make their way onto the intertubes. We predict a buzz, and I swear I'm not saying that just because my sister's in the band. (Sorry, Tia, I dunno how else to disclaimer this one.) Freestyle-throwback snare programming? Dreamy '80s synth arpeggiation? Discotronic bass traction? Check, check, and . . . check. We enthusiastically co-sign their debut single "Fantasies," which somehow splits the difference between New Order, Momus, and that one cool part of "Baba O'Reilly." Check out the mp3 below, and then see 'em Saturday night performing at Great Scott's "Happy Endings" dance party.

DOWNLOAD: Mystery Roar, Fantasies [mp3] 

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