WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS NEW EP THE LAST PLACE YOU LL LOOK DUE MARCH 9 ON FATCAT!

WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS NEW EP THE LAST PLACE YOU LL LOOK DUE MARCH 9 ON FATCAT!

The Last Place You ll Look EP is the first release from Scotland s We Were Promised Jetpacks since their breakthrough debut album These Four Walls was released in July 2010. Recorded over five days at Andrew Bush s apartment studio in December 2009 – with singer Adam Thompson s vocals recorded in Bush s kitchen – the EP features three new songs as well as two alternate recordings of songs from the album.


Lead-off track A Far Cry has been part of We Were Promised Jetpacks live show along their current headlining US tour, which finishes up in Austin at SXSW. New songs A Far Cry, The Walls Are Wearing Thin, and With The Benefit Of Hindsight were written the week before the EP was recorded, using ideas that Thompson had been working on for some time, quickly demo ed, and finished in the studio.

The band went into writing and recording the EP with the explicit goal of making the new songs less urgent than their album, explained Thompson; to this end, they used strings and piano, and, made full use of the studio, with an added focus on the recordings sonic depth.

The final track, a gorgeous, mournful take on This Is My House, This Is My Home, is piano-led and bolstered by simple strings; the spare instrumentation and drawn-out vocal delivery lend a bleak majesty to an already haunting song.



The Last Place You ll Look reveals another dimension to We Were Promised Jetpacks; the more deliberately-paced, thoughtful selections here prove that there s much more we can expect from this young and already accomplished band.

Track List

1. A Far Cry

2. Short Bursts

3. The Walls Are Wearing Thin

4. With The Benefit Of Hindsight

5. This Is My House, This Is My Home

Download A Far Cry from The Last Place You ll Look EP on Stereogum now!

We Were Promised Jetpacks Tour Dates

02.24 – La Jolla, CA @ The Loft – UCSD

02.26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

02.27 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

03.01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret

03.02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

03.03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir

03.05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

03.06 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive

03.07 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon

03.08 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

03.09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

03.11 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

03.12 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

03.13 – Columbus, OH @ The Summit

03.14 – Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio

03.15 – St Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House

03.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

03.20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW


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