Monday, November 9, 2009

Promises

Jumping on this bandwagon a midge too late perhaps, but if there's even one person out there who hasn't heard about the utterly phenomenal heirs to the indie-Scot-rock throne We Were Promised Jetpacks, let us here at Cannibal Cheerleader let you know this group can only be described as utterly life-altering in their musical ways. While their name might inspire jeers and questions, focus not on the sci-fi inspired humorousness of the statement but the sense of emptiness and disappointment, the realization that childhood fantasies give way to harsh, cruel reality. Careening across the Western hemisphere, riding high on the back of their excellent debut LP These Four Walls, this Scottish foursome has a lot to be proud of when they stand beside groups like the Twilight Sad and Frightened Rabbit at a recent gig at the Mohawk here in Austin. A testament to the power of indie-rock and roll, find out about this group quickly.

1 comment:

Jasmine f. said...

I first listened to We Were Promised Jetpacks in June because my friend declared that this album would be our anthem, and they very, very quickly became one of my all-time favourite bands. They're so lovely, I'm glad you posted them here.