We Were Promised Jetpacks Sign To Big Scary Monsters in Europe and Announce Extensive U.S. Fall Tour
We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced their signing to revered boutique record label Big Scary Monsters in Europe and will self-release their forthcoming album in North America. In addition to the signing, the band have announced an extensive tour in the U.S. throughout September and October and Europe later in the fall. Tickets go on sale on Friday July 13th.
First emerging a group of 20-year-olds in 2009, with their exciting debut These Four Walls, the four members went on to release two further widely lauded albums throughout their ‘20s, 2011’s In the Pit of the Stomach and 2014’s Unravelling. Each band member recently turned 30 and felt like vastly different people to the four 20-year-olds that they were when they first started releasing music.
Having spent ten years almost consistently writing and touring, it was time to decamp home to Scotland and take a breath. They reverted back to their original four members and dealt with several behind the scenes changes. They celebrated a few marriages and tried to remember who they were when not on the road. Now the acclaimed group have returned with a teaser video and are ready to embark on their first huge headline tour in a number of years.
Joan of Arc announce new album, tour dates, and video
Joan of Arc have announced a new album, 1984, out June 1 on Joyful Noise. Check out the first single, "Truck", and watch the video for the latest track, "Punk Kid". Directed by Mike Gibisser, the part live performance, part collaborative art video finds heroism in the everyday lives of the band's family and friends: real punk kids.
Catch Joan of Arc on tour this summer, full list of tour dates here.
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “S/T”
Long-running instrumentalists This Will Destroy You will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their eponymous 2008 studio album with shows where they will perform the record in its entirety. The band will also play the coveted Young Mountain in full on select dates.
Originally issued by Magic Bullet Records, This Will Destroy You was produced by Grammy-winning producer/engineer/mixer John Congleton (Blondie, Marilyn Manson, Bono etc.) at a studio in Spicewood, Texas owned by the country music icon Willie Nelson. Critically lauded by fans and critics alike, Rock Sound compared it to, "the soundtrack to the impending apocalypse," and awarded it the fifth best album of the year, Drowned In Sound called it, "a true classic of its kind," while Punknews praised an, “engaging and occasionally stunning listen that marks a recognizable growth.”
Dark Operative currently has a special tenth anniversary edition of This Will Destroy You in production, featuring the bonus track "Language Of Memory”.
Flowerbooking at SXSW 2018
Heading to SXSW this week? Be sure to catch Drab Majesty, Boy Harsher, Annie Hart, Ted Leo, & Ohmme in Texas this week! Check out the full schedule here.
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists #HeartsOfOak15
To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the release of the critically acclaimed album, ‘Hearts of Oak’, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists are embarking on a limited run of shows, performing two nights in each city. The first night will include a performance of ‘Hearts of Oak’ album in its entirety. On the second night, the band will perform a set-list that spans the almost twenty year history of releases; from 1999's self-titled LP to 2017's ‘The Hanged Man’. A limited number of discounted two-show tickets will be available for each city. Check out the dates.
2017 Year in Review
'Tis the season for a look back at the year 2017 in music. With an abundance of talented artists, albums and EPs that made an impact this year, Flowerbooking is honored and excited to have our hard-working artists recognized for their accomplishments!
Check out some of the celebrated
releases of 2017.