2009 and 2010 saw a hugely successful run for Scotland’s We Were Promised Jetpacks, with a critically-acclaimed debut and big opening slots and sold-out shows in support of it. After announcing the release of single "Medicine" earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly is now premiering the video for the track, which you can check out here. Available digitally on September 27, "Medicine" is currently streaming at MTV Hive, and the single will also feature B-Side "Building Buildings." In addition to digital, a 7" will be available at the band’s upcoming shows in preparation for the October 4 release of full-length In The Pit Of The Stomach on FatCat.
We Were Promised Jetpacks spent 2009 and 2010 touring tirelessly on their debut, including a run with Frightened Rabbit and shows supporting Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club; the band’s second set of U.S. appearances, their first headlining tour, sold out across the board; and they closed out 2010 supporting pop-punk legends Jimmy Eat World on a huge sold-out theater tour.
Armed with the confidence of all that touring, a batch of new, road-tested songs, and a muscular vision for a new record, the band decamped to Sigur Ros-built "Sundlaugin" studio in the frozen wilds of Iceland.
The result, In The Pit Of The Stomach, is 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 that have earned their debut – and, indeed, their powerful, wrenching live shows – such a wide and devoted following.
From the thundering first attack of lead-off track “Circles & Squares,” to the album’s first single, the dark, driving anthem “Medicine”, to slow-burning, triumphant “Sore Thumb” and the whip-smart, angular “Human Error” – In The Pit Of The Stomach is a fiery, atmospheric listen.
With their sophomore LP, We Were Promised Jetpacks have transcended even the very high expectations created by their beloved debut and subsequent tireless, much-buzzed touring; In The Pit Of The Stomach is, quite simply, a brilliant achievement from this young, exceptional group.
We Were Promised Jetpacks will be headlining a U.S. tour in October and November.
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
11.01 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11.02 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
11.03 – St. Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House
11.04 – Norman, OK @ Oklahoma Memorial Union
11.05 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
11.06 – Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
11.08 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11.09 – 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