Sunday, March 29, 2009

We Were Promised Jetpacks - "Quiet Little Voices" Single

We Were Promised a Single

For nearly two years, We Were Promised Jetpacks went unsigned, but due to their band's rousing stage performance, they created a mountain of buzz that they rightfully deserved. After the Scottish quartet signed to FatCat Records (alongside fellow countrymen Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit), the band hit the studio to polish up many of their concert staples, as well as penning a slew of new jams. On May 4, 2009, the band will release the first single, "Quiet Little Voices", off their debut LP These Four Walls (which is set to drop in June). Speaking of the album, the band recently was interviewed by Ragged Words and had this to say about These Four Walls:
[The album will have] 10 full songs and a wee instrumental number that we decided was nice and was worth putting on. I think it might be a little less-dancey-hi-hats-and-spikey guitars than people would expect. We tried really hard to make a record that has some variation and depth. I really hope we can proud of it in 50 years time. In the interests of not wanting to disappoint I'll also say you can expect it to be really rubbish.
If you head over to the band's MySpace page, you can stream two songs on the single. The first thing you'll notice is that they've given "Quiet Little Voices" a new coat of paint. It's really nice to hear a higher quality recording of this song, especially when the sweet base lines kick in. The b-side, "Let's Call This A Map", is the same recording from the band's 2007 self-titled EP. Both of these songs are wonderful, and make me very excited about June. To hear the original "Quiet Little Voices", also from the band's EP, follow the link below. It's because of this song (and KEXP's Song of the Day) that I've had the pleasure of experiencing this band. Now if only they could mount a tour through Seattle...

Speaking of tours, if you live in the UK, the band is playing a few festivals this year.
28 Jun - Outsider Festival, Rothiemurchus, UK
24 Jul - Wickerman Festival, Dundrennan, UK

We Were Promised Jetpacks - "Quiet Little Voices"
(from We Were Promised Jetpacks EP)