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FIRST To Release Debut Album On Lujo Records

Have you had a chance to hear anything from this new Cincinnati band yet? They go by the name of FIRS and you will probably find them quickly familiar as Joey Cook from Pomegranates is one half of the band. The duo will be releasing their debut full length album on Lujo Records, also home to the Poms this summer. The album will be titled Man In Space and we have a preview for you today below.

The video is for a FIRS song Whale In The Night and was directed by talented Cincinnati videographer Pete Ohs.

We Were Promised Jetpacks Invade the US

Since when did Scotland become the indie rock capital of Europe? I mean seriously, some of the talent that has come out of there in the past couple years is really, really impressive. From the likes of The Twilight Sad to Frightened Rabbit to to Glasvegas to Camera Obscura (and many more) this is not your older brother's Scottish rock n roll (all apologies to The Proclaimers).

And now yet another impressive outfit is making noise overseas and plans to hit US shores with their music, and they go by the name of We Were Promised Jetpacks. As if the name along does not beg for a listen or two, the music itself is nothing short of brilliant. Hailing from Glasgow, We Were Promised Jetpacks are able to maneuver between some of the more delicate sounds you would hear from Frightened Rabbit and some of the blistering wall of sound moments you get from The Twilight Sad.

The boys made a nice splash here in the US during SXSW and are poised to release their debut album on a very Scot-friendly label, Fat Cat Records later this summer. (July 7th)

Below is an mp3 for their excellent tune, "It's Thunder & It's Lightning" along with a video for another great song, "Quiet Little Voices."

We Were Promised Jetpacks - It's Thunder & It's Lightning