In the Pit of the Stomach

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
On In the Pit of the Stomach, We Were Promised Jetpacks deliver songs that feel like a wallop to the gut. Much harder-hitting than their debut, These Four Walls, this album harnesses the power the band displayed before into a wall of sound that's as rousing as it is anguished, starting with "Circles and Squares" and only letting up for the occasional ballad. Their previous indie pop leanings are mostly gone, though "Medicine"'s driving post-post-punk has a tunefulness that makes it a standout. Instead, We Were Promised Jetpacks explore the limits of their dynamic and emotional ranges, tasks that drummer Darren Lackie helps with ably, whether he's adding urgency to the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
On In the Pit of the Stomach, We Were Promised Jetpacks deliver songs that feel like a wallop to the gut. Much harder-hitting than their debut, These Four Walls, this album harnesses the power the band displayed before into a wall of sound that's as rousing as it is anguished, starting with "Circles and Squares" and only letting up for the occasional ballad. Their previous indie pop leanings are mostly gone, though "Medicine"'s driving post-post-punk has a tunefulness that makes it a standout. Instead, We Were Promised Jetpacks explore the limits of their dynamic and emotional ranges, tasks that drummer Darren Lackie helps with ably, whether he's adding urgency to the relatively subdued "Act on Impulse" or fueling the headlong rush of "Through the Dirt and the Gravel." And while the album's slower moments are rare, they also show just how far the band has come since These Four Walls; "Sore Thumb"'s sweeping, expansive beauty calls to mind a more straightforward Mogwai. Their darkest and most complex work yet, In the Pit of the Stomach unleashes We Were Promised Jetpacks' full fury with impressive results.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/4/2011
  • Label: Fat Cat
  • UPC: 600116999726
  • Catalog Number: 97
  • Sales rank: 45,266

Album Credits

Performance Credits
We Were Promised Jetpacks Primary Artist
Michael Palmer Group Member
Darren Lackie Group Member
Adam Thompson Group Member
Sean Smith Group Member
Technical Credits
Alan Douches Mastering
Peter Katis Additional Production
Paul Gold Mastering
Andrew Bush Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir Instrumentation
We Were Promised Jetpacks Composer, Producer
Mike Truscott Instrumentation
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