WARBLY JETS to Spread their “Propaganda” Across America and China this Year!

Los Angeles band Warbly Jets release their new three track EP, Propaganda, today, and kick off a North American winter tour next Friday, January 11th. This comes on the heels of the recent success of their single Alive, after it was featured in the opening scene of Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4).
The band had a busy 2018; opening for Liam Gallagher and touring the world three times over supporting their self-titled debut. Propaganda marks both their return to the studio, as well as the kick off of the next chapter for the American rockers who wrote, recorded, and produced every note of the EP themselves at Ultrasound Studios in downtown Los Angeles.
“On this new collection of songs, we made an effort to set no particular stylistic boundaries,” frontman Samuel Shea explains. “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.”
TOUR:
JANUARY/FEBRUARY: NORTH AMERICA
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
1.18 – Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp*
1.19 – Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door*
1.25 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
1.26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Stateroom
1.27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Sundance
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 @ Middle East
2.12 – Montreal, QC @ Quai Des Brumes^
2.13 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Underground^
2.14 – Detroit, MI @ Third Man Records^
2.15 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas^
2.16 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry^
2.17 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
2.19 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
* w/ Night Beats
# w/ Collapsing Scenery
^ w/ Moonwalks
APRIL (CHINA):
4.28 – Beijing @ Omni Space
4.29 – Shanghai @ Yuyintang
5.03 – Wuhan @ Vox
5.04 – Chongqing @ Nuts Live House
5.05 – Chengdu @ Little Bar
5.08 – Guangzhou @ Rutu Space
5.09 – Shenzhen @ B10
5.11 – Taipei @ Revolver
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.”
After a non-stop year spent on the road opening for Liam Gallagher, The Dandy Warhols, Mystery Lights, and Night Beats—as well as headlining international tours of their own in China and the UK—Propaganda served as a welcome return to Ultrasound Studios, the band’s home-base in downtown Los Angeles, and a chance to use their newfound experience, stamina, and perspective to take things to the next level. “We were getting burnt out and really wanted to shake up our writing process, so we’ve been working much more with samplers and keyboards,” adds frontman Samuel Shea. And while Propaganda does provide a distinct shift in the band’s sound, the juiced-up, souped-up prowling attitude they do so well remains right at the core.
And while early praise from national and international press, as well as a swift climb up the Spotify charts, plays on Sirius XMU and Beats1 would look a lot like validation to most bands, Warbly Jets are already back in the studio and gearing up for their 2019 North American Tour, which kicks of January 11th.
Their self-titled debut album is available through Rebel Union Recordings:

https://fanlink.to/warblyjetsstore

Produced by Samuel Shea
Mixed By Claudius Mittendorfer
Recorded in Los Angeles at Ultrasound Studios By Samuel Shea
Mastered by Dan Gerbang at Howie Weinberg Mastering
WARBLY JETS are:
Samuel Shea | Guitar/Vocals
Julien O’neill | Guitar/Keys
Dan Gerbang | Bass
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* Photo Credit:  Erina Uemura
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