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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MP3 of the Day: My First Earthquake

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 1:13 PM

Local indie poppers My First Earthquake display a songwriting style that puts simplicity first. The group's latest single, "Vow To Vowels" is a play on words--or, um, the letters 'a, e, i, o, and u'--meant to give crossword puzzlers their props. The group strips down the alphabet as it strips back the synth strokes, singer Rebecca Bortman's kicky voice leading a tune that's sorta senior prom meets spelling bee. The song comes of My First Earthquake's debut full-legnth, Downstairs, which was produced by Anthony Molina of Mercury Rev.

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