A mini post-punk resurgence might be underway. Interpol already released El Pintor, their best album sense 2002’s Antics. Now fellow post-punk / indie outfit We Were Promised Jetpacks have released Unravelling, their finest album sense their 2009 debut, These Four Walls.  As good as their debut album was, The Glasgow, Scotland-based band has still have not received the fan attention it deserves. This time out, WWPJ teams up with Paul Savage, who has produced for Teenage Fanclub, Twilight Sad, and Mogwai and together they deliver an album that is tense in tone, dense in sound and is accessible enough to please old fans while bringing in new ones.

“Bright Minds” is beautiful track that slowly builds tension with a minimalist introduction until it unfolds at the one minute mark.  Similar “Keep it composed” adds texture as the song progresses with driving guitars.

Through the album you can hear influence of label mates and fellow Scottish indie rock outfit Frightened Rabbit when the bands uses soft tones and more elements of indie rock and pop.    “Peace of Mind” is a six minutest instrumental  jam that highlights the growth the band has had not only in song structure but as musicians.

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Unravelling is out now and bought at iTunes and eMusic

 

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