My First Earthquake is a local band made up of a few incredibly talented friends of mine. It’s been awesome watching them crank out a handful of albums & EPs and dozens of inspired music videos — many of which our mutual friends also star in — since they first formed in 2006.
As WilloToons Connect was coming together, I knew I was going to need music for it, and immediately thought of their catchy electro-indie-pop. Thankfully, they were into it, and I’m honored to be using their song ‘Ice Queen‘ in the WilloToons Connect trailer. It totally makes it so super fun, doesn’t it?
I love knowing the soundtrack is the work of my friends’ and that with their talent, and all of the rockstars who are a part of this new venture, we’re co-creating an awesome experience. Creative collaboration FTW!
Band members include: Rebecca Bortman on vocals, Chad Thornton on keyboard and bass, Andre Salcido on drums, and Dave Lean on guitar. The story behind the name is pretty awesome, too: during their first songwriting session, Rebecca experienced her very first earthquake. The sexual/geological double-entendre had a nice ring to it, and the name was born!
Also, My First Earthquake makes another appearance on WilloToons Connect, with their upbeat song “Masada” closing the Mati Rose episode. It can be found on their 2010 4-track EP, Crush, which is available as a free download. I can’t seem to get enough of them!
Keep an eye on these kids. They’re a great example of being passionate about something and making it happen!