We Were Promised Jetpacks – “A Far Cry” (Stereogum Premiere)

It’s a good time for fans of moody, sweeping, Scot-accented indie rock. FatCat will release Frightened Rabbits’ second LP in March, and Rabbit friends/tourmates/labelmates We Were Promised Jetpacks will release an EP the same week. The band is selling limited-edition copies of  The Last Place You’ll Look on their current tour, with remaining copies (and download releases) available March 9. The EP has alt versions of two tracks from last year’s These Four Walls “A Far Cry,” is a new one, though its slow buildup and swell at the end is familiar to anyone who picked up the band’s 2009 LP. The crescendo here is one of emotion as well as volume.

We Were Promised Jetpacks – “A Far Cry”

The Last Place You’ll Look tracklist:

01 “A Far Cry”
02 “Short Bursts” (alternative version)
03 “The Walls Are Wearing Thin”
04 “With the Benefit of Hindsight”
05 “This is My House, This is My Home” (alternative version)

Tour dates:
02/23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
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
03/15 – St Louis, MO @ The Old Rock House