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first night on earth


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The best kept secret in music


"Various Press"

"First Night On Earth, on No One Knows Anything For Sure (Liquilab), spotlights the expressive vocals of Wes Grasty (ex-Laburnum) while deploying a high-drama stealth arsenal of arpeggiated U2ish riffs, sonorous keys, restless percussion and tingly female backing vox. It’s all wrapped up, womb-like, in the richest and most luscious wooly post-shoegaze atmospherics.”

Fred Mills,Magnet Magazine,Issue #53, March 2002.

"Gorgeous, shimmering songs that meander between retro electronic and simple, minimalist pop. The production makes these well-penned songs glisten. A joy to hear.”

Jon Worley, Aiding and Abetting, February 1, 2002, Issue #226.

"The rich, low, booming bass keeping steady heartbeat time; the echoey, chiming, reverb saturated guitar ringing like heaven’s bells; the percussion’s thunder &crash; the loftly, distant vocals carrying dreamy imagery. That’s the sound of First Night on Earth, a 5-piece band from Charlotte, NC. Yeah, you can call it "shoegaze", replete with easy comparisons to Slowdive, Breathless, Mellonova, Chapterhouse...FNOE has a solid, forward-driving style in their songs -they don’t just float around in space like a lot of spacerock/dream pop. You might recall the vocals of Wes Grasty, ex-of Laburnum. All clean.”

Bob Weyersberg, Triage Music International, February, 2002.

“Ole Laburnum lead singer Wes Grasty has been recording and shaping the debut of FNOE, No One Knows Anything For Sure (LiquiLab Records), and has come up with (alright, here goes the name dropping) a Spiritualized influenced record of moody, droney rock. Brit-pop has been Grasty’s obvious leaning since the old days and this fine new record and band expand on that thought more so. Bloody cool.”

Samir Shukla, Creative Loafing, November 28, 2001.

"Musically, the band’s tight as hell, playing most of their CD without any noticeable drop-off, no easy feat due to the forward-thinking electronic experimentation the disc showcases. All in all...a pretty good first night on earth...”

Tim Davis, Creative Loafing, November 28, 2001. - no one know's anything for sure...


no one knows anything for sure...-10 Songs (originals)-released 2001

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Feeling a bit camera shy


first night on earth’s debut release is born of Wes Grasty’s gestation of
songs and complimentary choice of musicians including Stephen Yount
(guitar), Chris London (bass), Vance Carlisle (drums) and Tina Cargill (keys,
guitar and backing vocals).

first night on earth’s surreal sounding guitars, cascading keys, thoughtfully
placed bass lines, modern synthetic loops and driving drums help carve a
new 21st century sound. Their mixture of rock/pop with occasional electronic
beats and memorable melodies sets
first night on earth apart from
the norm. Additionally, Grasty's lyrics provide an enchanting and personable
touch to an already beautiful landscape.


•first night on earth was voted
Best New Band in Charlotte in
2002 from Creative Loafing

•LiquiLab Records distributed
1500 Petri Discs (samplers)
in May 2002 and received
80,000 hits on
The disc was distributed to
over 40 countries.

•College Radio Campaign began
with Triage International
in late March 2002.