New Music | We Were Promised Jetpacks – Peace Sign
by Ryan Doyon, a music loving, world traveling, hockey loving, Star Wars nerd. If you play music I want to know about it.
The lads of We Were Promised Jetpacks call Edinburgh, Scotland home, but if one takes a quick look at the band’s show schedule these last few years you’d find a hard-working, non-stop touring machine. Luckily they are the best of friends because their itinerary shows no signs of slowing. In June of 2009 WWPJ released their debut album, These Four Walls, conquering our shores with a tour alongside fellow countrymen Twilight Sad, and Frightened Rabbit, and have come back our way every year since. I have the ticket stubs to prove it!
These Four Walls contains one of the single most enjoyable songs ever recorded, “Quiet Little Voices,” and to this day when those guitar chords kick in, and that snare hits, followed by that killer bass hook, I get goosebumps. In 2011 they released another stellar album, In the Pit of the Stomach, and criss-crossed the States amassing more and more fans with each stop. Their live show is something you write home to mother about, full of kinetic energy from the band and the fans in attendance. They’ve managed to bottle that experience up into the latest release, E Rey Live In Philadelphia, which was recorded at the final show of their 2012 US tour at Union Transfer in Philadelphia. The album contains a new track, “Peace Signs,” from their forthcoming third studio album to be released this fall and you can check it out above.
We Were Promised Jetpacks make their way to the stage of The Sinclair (one the coolest venues in town) Wednesday March 5th and we here at Music Savage will have your chance to win a spot on the guest list for you and a very lucky friend. Be on the lookout for our ticket giveaway post soon… you will not want to miss this show.
Remaining We Were Promised Jetpacks US Tour Dates:
03.01 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
03.02 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
03.03 – Cleveland, OH @ the Grog Shop
03.05 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03.06 – Wilmington, DE @ Arden Gild Hall
03.07 – Washington, DC @ The Black Cat
03.08 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
03.09 – Richmond, VA @ The Camel
03.11 – Chattanooga, TN @ Rhythm And Brews
03.13 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain (Flowerbooking / FatCat SXSW Showcase)
03.14 – Austin, TX @ Latitude 30 (Scottish Arts Council SXSW Show)
03.15 – Austin, TX @ Whole Foods (Quantum Collective WholeFoods Invasion)