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We Were Promised Jetpacks

January 15, 2010

Over the past year and half, three Scottish indie bands have become three of my favorite new bands.  Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad and We Were Promised Jetpacks all put out incredible records that impacted me in ways most don’t.  It’s the kind of music that makes you (me) want to share it with everyone you know so they’re no longer missing out.  It’s raw and the songs are played and sung in a way that is so emotional that you know how invested they are in every note and lyric.

We Were Promised Jetpacks have just announced their first US headlining tour and have dates coming up at Bowery Ballroom on February 11 (tix) and at Knitting Factory (Brooklyn) on February 15 (tix).  All tour dates after the jump.  Have a listen to the opening track ‘It’s Thunder and It’s Lightening’ from their album, These Four Walls, below and see if you can keep yourself from playing it a second time.  This is what I love about music.

Jan 13 2010 8:00P
Merelyn Nijmegen
Jan 14 2010 8:00P
Eurosonic Festival (De Beurs) Groningen
Jan 16 2010 8:00P
Rotown Rotterdam
Jan 17 2010 8:00P
Ekko Utrecht
Jan 18 2010 8:00P
FZW Dortmund
Jan 19 2010 8:00P
Schocken Stuttgart
Jan 20 2010 8:00P
Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg
Jan 21 2010 8:00P
Rockwoche Zurich
Jan 22 2010 8:00P
Covo Bologna
Jan 23 2010 8:00P
59:1 (Visions Party) Munich
Jan 24 2010 8:00P
Chelsea Vienna
Jan 26 2010 8:00P
Nouveau Casino Paris
Jan 27 2010 8:00P
Glanz & Gloria Osnabrueck
Jan 28 2010 8:00P
Loppen Copenhagen
Jan 29 2010 8:00P
Garage Oslo
Jan 30 2010 8:00P
Debaser Slussen Stockholm
Feb 11 2010 8:00P
The Bowery Ballroom (+18) New York, NY
Feb 12 2010 8:00P
First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA
Feb 13 2010 8:00P
Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
Feb 14 2010 8:00P
(d) The Middle East (+18) Cambridge, MA
Feb 15 2010 8:00P
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Feb 17 2010 8:00P
Casbah at Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Feb 18 2010 8:00P
The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Feb 19 2010 8:00P
The End (+18) Nashville, TN
Feb 20 2010 8:00P
Maxine’s Pub Hot Springs, AR
Feb 21 2010 8:00P
Hailey’s Denton, TX
Feb 23 2010 8:00P
Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
Feb 24 2010 8:00P
The Loft (UCSD) San Diego, CA
Feb 26 2010 8:00P
Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Feb 27 2010 8:00P
Slim’s San Francisco, CA
Mar 1 2010 8:00P
Biltmore Cabaret (+19) Vancouver, BC
Mar 2 2010 8:00P
Neumo’s Seattle, WA
Mar 3 2010 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge (+21) Portland, OR
Mar 5 2010 8:00P
Kilby Court (CHANGE OF VENUE) Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 6 2010 8:00P
Hi Dive (+16) Denver, CO
Mar 7 2010 8:00P
Jackpot Saloon (+18) Lawrence, KS
Mar 8 2010 8:00P
The Waiting Room Omaha, NE
Mar 9 2010 8:00P
Varsity Theatre (+18) Minneapolis, MN
Mar 11 2010 8:00P
Lincoln Hall (+18) Chicago, IL
5 Comments leave one →
  1. butter team permalink
    January 15, 2010 9:26 pm

    nice. scooped tix for the 2/11 show

    • blackraptor. permalink*
      January 16, 2010 5:54 pm

      I’ll be there too. Let’s meet up.

  2. boots permalink
    January 16, 2010 11:33 am

    these guys are fantastic, love the atmospheric rises .. you wouldn’t happen to have heard of Cassidy (or might now be Kassidy) from glasgow.. different to your new favorite new bands but are well worth a listen!

    • blackraptor. permalink*
      January 16, 2010 5:54 pm

      Boots – I like your style. I’ll check out Cassidy. Thx for reading.

  3. nate Warner permalink
    January 18, 2010 3:38 am

    Thanks- great post!

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