Sunday, January 24, 2010

We Were Promised Jetpacks -- "These Four Walls"

I know I said that 2009 was a rather dismal year for music, making it the first and only time that decade that I did not do an end of the year "best" of music list. I said that Thrice's Beggars record was really the only record worth having to have. I was wrong.

There. I said it. I was wrong.

I was hanging out with RCC 3 last night and he played me a song off of last year's release from We Were Promised Jetpacks. I agree, it's a horrible name for a band but so are most band names. They released a record called These Four Walls mid-year of 2009 and I just got around to hearing it.

Wow. Just wow. It is fantastic. You can download it here for $7.99 (which is less than you'd pay for it over at iTunes who has it classified as "adult alternative" hence my lack of a link to their site). Do yourself a favor and pick it up. The best way to describe them? Hot Water Music meets Bloc Party... Kinda... But in Scotland. Check out their song "It's Thunder and It's Lightning":

I don't gush about many new records these days anymore. Most of them are being released by dudes that listened to Taking Back Sunday growing up and thought of that band as the crest of the 4th wave of emo. 'Tis a shame, really. It's nice to hear a refreshing band these days.

Get in on the ground floor now so you can tell people "I told you so".

1 comment:

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