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Friday, May 23, 2008

MP3 of the Day: My First Earthquake

Posted By on Fri, May 23, 2008 at 9:58 AM

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With mainstream pop music getting studio-perfected to the point where we’re losing character for production clarity, a band like My First Earthquake possesses vintage charm. The San Francisco act is all about the pop – singer Rebecca Bortman comes from the Debby Harry lineage of leading ladies, and her bandmates buoy her accounts of a “Designer Boyfriend” or “Hot Girlfriend” with simply keyboard melodies and a kicky ‘80s beat.

But since they’re still in the relatively early stages of bandom, their lo-fi aesthetic adds to the group’s charm. The band is about to release an EP, Tremors, at the Make-Out Room (an appropriate venue, it should be noted, for the subjects of My First Earthquake’s songs) on Sunday, June 1. Today they’re our MP3 of the Day band, and we have “Sack Lunch” here for you to check out. – Jennifer Maerz

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