This is like the Clash of the Titans, but with power chords and backbeats. Jet and The Killers are both releasing their sophmore efforts on October 3.

The Killers look to be out of the chute first, having already released the first single, When You Were Young. They’ll follow the release of the album Sam’s Town with a tour. The same sequence has worked with hundreds, if not thousands of other releases, including The Killers’ own Mr. Brightside.

Led by the Cester brothers, Jet is releasing Shine on the same day and also hitting the road to support the album. Their 2003 Get Born featured Are You Gonna Be My Girl, a bit of frantic rock that made the rounds from television to radio and was even featured in that year’s edition of the Madden football game from Electronic Arts. If alt-rock radio and John Madden are pushing your single, the stars have aligned somehow.

Get yoru pre-orders in now. These are going to sell fast.