Published Jul 12, 2011Back in 2009, Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks got attention on both sides of the Atlantic for their debut LP, These Four Walls. That means that there will be plenty of fans excited to learn that the group are getting ready to drop the follow-up. On October 4, the band will release In the Pit of the Stomach via FatCat Records.
The album was recorded in Sigur Rós's Sundlaugin studio in Iceland. While We Were Promised Jetpacks' debut was tracked in just eight days, singer Adam Thompson explained in a press release, "We spent a full three weeks in the studio recording with [live sound engineer] Andrew Bush and made an album that both captured the sound of our live show and that is strong start to finish." Returning producer Peter Katis also pitched in.
The resulting record is reportedly "a huge leap forward from their debut -- full of prickly ambition and grand-scale vision, sure, but with no shortage of the hooks and personal engagement."
Preview what this sounds like by downloading to the single "Act on Impulse" over at the band's official website. The track, as well as a pair of album trailers, is also streaming below.
In support of the new full-length, We Were Promised Jetpacks have several U.S. dates coming this fall. You can see the schedule below.
10/26 Harrisburg, PA - The Abbey Bar
10/27 Washington DC - Black Cat
10/28 Boston, MA - Paradise
10/29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
10/30 New York City, NY - Webster Hall
11/1 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
11/2 Chicago, IL - Metro
11/3 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
11/4 Norman, OK - Oklahoma Memorial Union
11/5 Dallas, TX - Trees
11/8 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
11/9 San Diego, CA - Casbah
11/10 Los Angeles CA - The Music Box
11/11 San Francisco CA - Bimbo's
11/12 Eugene, OR - WOW Hall
11/13 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/15 Seattle, WA - Neumos
We Were Promised Jetpacks -- Act On Impulse by jabermohamed