The earthquake that struck Los Angeles two days ago - it measured 5.4 on the Richter scale - could have claimed itself some musical victims.
Ultimately nobody was seriously injured in the quake, perhaps proving that the City of Angels has learnt from past quakes and improved the quality of buildings in high-risk areas, but indie-pop five-piece Black Kids were playing a session for Yahoo when the July 29 shakes started.
Said a band member afterwards:
"We were in the middle of recording a session when the quake occurred. None of us, except (drummer) Kevin, felt it. I saw the photographer make a startled face, and thought, 'Lady, it's a good tune, but REALLY'. I was embarrassed by my smugness when we were told that there was an earthquake."
Just your smugness?