We Were Promised Jetpacks --- but got these guitars instead. - Oh My Rockness

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We Were Promised Jetpacks --- but got these guitars instead.

September 28, 2009
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Gosh darn it, I just like this band a whole heckuva lot. Perhaps I'm biased because I think Scottish rock is pretty much the best rock there is. But whatever, when I first played these guys I was smitten from the get-go. And how often does instant-smitten happen to you, dear reader?

We Were Promised Jetpacks are like inspirational instrumental emo but WITH vocals! Sure, that doesn't make sense, but it also doesn't make sense how insanely melodic this young band is (they all look to be about 12 years old).

And oh about those vocals, singer Adam Thompson can just straight out belt like the indie rock superstar he is soon to be. Some dude (brother) said his voice sounds like Zach Condon of Beirut. I say it sounds like a little bit of heaven. You won't find any of those gross American Idol vibratos here. It's kind of perfect.

I walked 800 miles (The Proclaimers were also playing the show... yoinks!) to see these guys play a far out venue in Austin and the two songs I saw before my back gave out (too much BBQ in big ass belly) left me nothing short of emo-erotic. Their debut record is out now on FatCat. Gosh darn it, I just like this band a whole heckuva lot.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS (WITH THE TWILIGHT SAD AND BRAKESBRAKESBRAKES) AT SOUTHPAW!


BUY TICKETS TO SEE WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS (WITH THE TWILIGHT SAD AND BRAKESBRAKESBRAKES) AT BOWERY BALLROOM!


We Were Promised Jetpacks play Southpaw, on Friday, October 2nd, and Bowery Ballroom, on Tuesday, October 6th.

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