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We Were Promised Jetpacks releasing new album (stream “Hanging In”)

We Were Promised Jetpacks
photo by Eleanor Petry

Scottish indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks recently announced a tour and put out a teaser video, making it look like an album was on the way, and that was in fact the case. WWPJ will release their fourth album, The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream, on September 14 via Big Scary Monsters in the UK/EU (pre-order), and it’s being self-released in the US. The album was produced by Jonathan Low (who’s worked with The National, Frightened Rabbit, Kurt Vile, and others), and the first single is “Hanging In,” which premieres in this post. The band tells us, “‘Hanging In’ was the last song we wrote for the album, and once we finished it we knew we were ready. Thematically, it pulls the rest of the album together so it makes sense for it to be the first single, and the first song people hear.” It’s a nice dose of big, sweeping, dramatic indie rock — the kind of thing WWPJ have always excelled at — but they also sound refreshed here. It doesn’t just sound like the same old We Were Promised Jetpacks; it sounds grander. Listen below.

As mentioned, the band is going on an international tour, including shows at NJ’s Asbury Lanes on October 24 and NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on October 29 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

We Were Promised Jetpacks — 2018 Tour Dates
09.19 – Portland, ME @ Portland City Music Hall
09.20 – Porstmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
09.21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B.
09.22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
09.23 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
09.25 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09.26 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
09.27 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
09.28 – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
09.29 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10.01 – Billings, MT @ The Pub Station
10.02 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
10.03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10.04 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10.05 – Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo
10.06 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
10.08 – Chico, CA @ The Big Room
10.09 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10.11 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
10.12 – San Diego, CA @ Irenic
10.13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
10.15 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dad
10.16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10.17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10.18 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues – The Parish
10.19 – Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds
10.20 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10.22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10.23 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club
10.24 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
10.26 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
10.27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Foundry
10.28 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
10.29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11.14 – Aberdeen, UK @ The Lemon Tree
11.15 – Glasgow, UK @ Saint Luke’s
11.17 – Edinburgh, UK @ The Old Dr Bells Bath
11.18 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
11.19 – Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
11.21 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
11.22 – Luxembourg City, LU @ Rotondes
11.23 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow
11.24 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
11.26 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea
11.27 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum
11.28 – Munich, DE @ Ampere
11.29 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
11.30 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
12.1 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

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