Warbly Jets announce new EP ‘Propaganda’

Warbly Jets have announced their upcoming EP, Propaganda, out November 16th. Along with the news, the band has announced new North American tour dates.
Warbly Jets 'Propaganda'

Warbly Jets have announced their upcoming EP, Propaganda, out November 16th. Along with the news, the band has announced new North American tour dates. The announcement comes after the release of their current single “Alive”. This year the band has toured with Liam Gallagher Night Beats, and more in support of their debut release. The EP was writen, recorded, and produced by the band at Ultrasound Studios in downtown Los Angeles.

Warbly Jets on Propaganda:

“On this new collection of songs, we made an effort to set no particular stylistic boundaries,” frontman Samuel Shea explains. “As an artist I believe it’s extremely important to make drastic differences as you transition through phases. That was something that Julien [O’Neill] and I talked about from the conception of this band. I hope you always hear what you’re not expecting when you listen to a new release from us.”

In our globalized, algorithm-ruled, data-based society, where the lines between public and private are blurred beyond recognition—where the hive mind masquerades as marketable individualism and Big Brother is welcomed with open arms in the name of convenience— some alarming questions present themselves. What is human connection? How easily are we bought and sold? Is there any way to cut through all the noise? Is it too late? Do we even care? And how does music—real music—fit into it all?

These are the ideas that motivated Warbly Jets’ new EP, Propaganda—which has the Los Angeles trio examining the idea of life-commodified, with a genre-wrecking sample-based set of rock songs that highlight their studio dexterity as well as their disinterest in doing what anyone expects of them. Just like their self-titled debut, released in 2017, Propaganda pulls no punches, articulately and acidicly riffing on the seedy state of things, over an arena-ready, anthemic sound and massive beats.

“ ‘Propaganda’ is a term as much as it’s a cultural ethos that’s been widely accepted. Anything from advertisement to self-aggrandizement qualifies,” explains multi-instrumentalist Julien O’Neill. “From social media, push notifications, targeted ads—we’ve openly elected to carry around miniature billboards, playing our part under the promising guise of a sense of ‘connection.’ We feel empty without it.”

Warbly Jets

1.11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
1.12 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
1.14 – Portland, OR @ Lola’s Room
1.15 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore
1.16 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
1.25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
1.26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
1.30 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
2.01 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
2.02 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
2.04 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement
2.06 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd
2.07 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere: Zone One
2.08 – New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
2.09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2.10 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
2.12 – Montreal, QC @ Quai des Brumes
2.13 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake
2.15 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
2.16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
2.19 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake