On Marc Jacobs's playlist: Unsolved Mysteries
Marc Jacobs always has his thumb on the pulse of coolness – and his millions of fans look to him without fail for the next big thing. It goes without saying, then, that he would surround himself with multi-talented, terminally cool people as well. One of his newest discoveries is Unsolved Mysteries, a band fronted by Jon Lynn (left), 28, who just happens to also be a designer for Marc by Marc Jacobs. (Well, technically, he works on the Jacobs by Marc Jacobs collection—all that groovy special stuff you see at the Bleecker Street stores…)
Unsolved’s sophomore album, Tragic Trouble (Mirror Universe), is available exclusively at Marc by Marc Jacobs stores and it could not have found a more appropriate place. The music, like the clothes, is young, extremely fun, sometimes moody and always tragically hip. Danceable and electronic, with tongue-in-cheek lyrics and quirky beats, the album is a perfect way to get in the mood for summer – I can envision lounging in the sun at one of the Williamsburg Pool Parties surrounded thousands of Marc by Marc-wearing hipsters. And their first single, “Pen 15,” a cheeky love song, has already been added to my summer playlist.
Previously: Meet Ann Kenny, one of twin model sisters from NJ suddenly on everyone’s radar