:: A truly great album, the best Jetpacks so far if you ask me.
Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks have released their highly anticipated third studio album Unravelling a few days ago and it’s absolutely marvellous. The indie-rock band composed of Adam Thompson [guitar/vox], Michael Palmer [guitar], Sean Smith [bass] and Darren Lackie [drums] have grown into a quintet with the addition of new member Stuart McGachan [guitar/keys]. The new album follows the band’s sophomore LP In the Pit of the Stomach which is already (and nearly to the day) three years old.
Unravelling was released in the UK/Europe on October 06, 2014 via FatCat Records. North American release follows October 14. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ yellow vinyl LP (incl. download code). You can buy digitally from iTunes or order your physical copy of Unravelling directly from the band’s Online Store.
The album is streaming in its entirety over at Stereogum. Check it out as long as stream’s available. The band recorded the set of eleven tracks at Chem19 in their native Scotland together with producer Paul Savage (Teenage Fanclub, Mogwai).
I Keep It Composed is the second single taken from Unravelling. The official video for the song is directed by Ben Cowie and Alan Cameron, watch it above (full screen mode recommended). The clips is the first installment in series of three Wake Up Advice, that’s Cowie and his team, are doing for We Were Promised Jetpacks. The video follows a lone survivor of an airplane crash on his struggles. Cowie said of the video shot:
“You know it’s been a good days filming when at the end of it you’re relieved that you haven’t been arrested, and the forest you’re in has not burned to the ground. This was the feeling we had at the end of our long day filming for “I Keep it Composed.” This trilogy of music videos is kicked off with a lonesome man (played by Jonathan McGarrity) in the wake of an explosion.”
We Were Promised have just finished their European and enjoy some days before hitting the road in North America next week. Listen to previous single Safety In Numbers below and check out the upcoming US tour dates.
01. Safety In Numbers
02. Peaks & Troughs
03. I Keep It Composed
04. Peace Sign
05. Night Terror
07. Bright Minds
08. A Part Of It
09. Moral Compass
10. Peace Of Mind
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Fri 17 Oct 2014 // Portland, ME, USA // Port City Music Hall
Sat 18 Oct 2014 // Montreal, Canada // Il Motore
Sun 19 Oct 2014 // Toronto, Canada // Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mon 20 Oct 2014 // Detroit, MI, USA // Magic Stick
Wed 22 Oct 2014 // Columbus, OH, USA // Scully’s Music Diner
Thu 23 Oct 2014 // Cincinatti, OH, USA // Bogarts
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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