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.
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
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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