We Were Promised Jetpacks Detail 'Unravelling' LP, Map Out North American Tour

BY Josiah HughesPublished Aug 13, 2014

Though, from what we can tell, they've yet to be given the rocket-powered flying machines they feel so entitled to, Scottish indie rock act We Were Promised Jetpacks are keeping a promise of their own. Last month, they revealed that their new album Unravelling would be out this year, and now they've made good on the details.

Unravelling features 11 new songs from the group. It was produced with Paul Savage (Teenage Fanclub, Moqwai, Franz Ferdinand) at Glasgow's Chem19 Studios earlier this year.

"It was a fairly straightforward decision to work with Paul," frontman Adam Thompson said in a press release. "He has done plenty of brilliant work and we had worked with him for a few days before recording our first album and always remembered enjoying recording with him. I'm really chuffed with that decision. I think Paul has done a great job and its the first time we've ever been present to mix the album with the same person who has recorded it, which has been an enjoyable and much more relaxing experience for us."

FatCat will issue Unravelling on October 14. The tracklisting is available below, along with a stream of album opener "Safety in Numbers" and live performance footage of the band doing "Night Terror."

Speaking of live performances, We Were Promised Jetpacks will also fly over to North America (though not via jetpack) for a lengthy tour this fall. The run of shows includes Canadian stops in Montreal and Toronto. Check out the full itinerary below.


1. Safety In Numbers
2. Peaks and Troughs
3. I Keep It Composed
4. Peace Sign
5. Night Terror
6. Disconnecting
7. Bright Minds
8. A Part Of It
9. Moral Compass
10. Peace Of Mind
11. Ricochet

Tour dates:

10/17 Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
10/18 Montreal, QC - II Motore
10/19 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/20 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10/22 Columbus, OH - Skully's Music Diner
10/23 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
10/24 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
10/25 Madison, WI - Majestic Theater
10/26 St. Louis, MO - The Old Rock House
10/28 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/30 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
11/01 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
11/02 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/04 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
11/07 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
11/08 San Diego, CA - Irenic
11/09 Phoenix, AZ - the Crescent Ballroom
11/11 Dallas, TX - Trees
11/12 Austin, TX - The Mohawk
11/13 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
11/14 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
11/15 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
11/16 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
11/19 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/20 Boston, MA - Paradise
11/21 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11/22 New York, NY - Webster Hall

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