July 24, 2006
Jet puts a “Shine” on second album
By Jonathan Cohen
NEW YORK (Billboard) - Australian rock act Jet will release
its second album October 3, coinciding with a brief U.S. tour.
"Shine On" (Atlantic) marks the follow-up to its 2003
breakthrough, "Get Born," which sold 1.6 million copies in the
United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It spawned the
radio hits "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" and "Cold Hard Bitch."
The first single from the new album, "Put Your Money Where
Your Mouth Is," will arrive August 7 at U.S. radio outlets.
After holding writing sessions in Barbados, Brookfield,
Mass., Los Angeles and Melbourne, the band decamped to Los
Angeles to record with producer Dave Sardy, who was behind the
boards for "Get Born."
Jet will preview new material during its only Australian
shows of the year, which are set for August 15 in Melbourne and
August 17 in Sydney. The band will also play the U.K.'s Reading
and Leeds festivals at the end of the month.
A brief North American tour is scheduled to run from
September 18 through October 6, with a longer trek due to get
underway in late November.