Like fellow Scottish bands Frightened Rabbit and the Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks doesn't shy away from its native lands accent and cavernous, echo-drenched sonics. But whereas the former dabbles in slightly more folky pop constructs -- and the latter creates towering, reverb-laden soundscapes -- WWPJ falls somewhere in between. Its 2009 debut, These Four Walls, ranges between moody, slowly cresting space-pop (Conductor) and slightly danceable post-rock numbers (Roll Up Your Sleeves, "Quiet Little Voices). Its a formula that should make for a dynamic live show. A new EP, The Last Place Youll Look, came out March 9; it has three new cuts plus alternate arrangements of two songs from Walls.
Mon., March 15, 9 p.m., 2010