My First Earthquake - Photo by Braden Kowitz
The members of San Francisco's My First Earthquake come from very different backgrounds. Two members used to play in metal bands, one helped develop essential parts of the iPod, and the other used to play in a band with We Are Scientist's Keith Murray. With so much experience and diversity, it is only natural that the group have taken it upon themselves to release their own debut album, Downstairs. Their record release show goes down Saturday at Cafe du Nord (9:30, $10) with Blue Rabbit and B and Not B.

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My First Earthquake - "Cool in the Cool Way"

Downstairs is a display of the do-it-yourself spirit culminated. A notable track on the album is "Vow to Vowels." With its catchy dance rhythm, organ melody, driving bass, and infectious vocals, one can't help but get out their seat and shake it a little (or a lot). The whole album treks across the landscape of tight-synth induced dance pop, making a promise out of the four musicians abilities as a group. You can pick up the new album at the show.

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