Descendants of Erdrick

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Descendants of Erdrick
Descendants of Erdrick at The Parish.jpg
Background information
Origin Austin, Texas, USA
Genres Video game music
Years active 2009 - Present
Labels DoE Music
Associated acts Brentalfloss, The OneUps, Random Encounter (band), The Protomen, Man Factory
Website http://www.descendantsoferdrick.com/
Members Amanda Lepre (Guitar, Vocals)
Glenn Elliott (Guitar)
Emily Thompson (Synthesizers)
Thad Stevens (Bass)
Jim Watson (Drums)

Descendants of Erdrick is an American video game music cover band based out of Austin, Texas. They play arrangements of classic video game music, and are the first video game music cover band to appear in their own video game.

History[edit]

Descendants of Erdrick had its origins in a Myspace page first created by guitarist Amanda Lepre in 2007, named after the titular character from Dragon Warrior.[1] After meeting bassist Chris Taylor in 2008, the pair played a few small shows in 2009 before expanding into a full band in 2010.[2] The band was soon filled out by guitarist Mike "Lobos" Villalobos, drummer/sound engineer John Pike, and flautist Lauren Liebowitz via an ad on Craigslist.[1]

Descendants of Erdrick has played such venues as Electronic Entertainment Expo,[3] San Japan,[4] MAGfest,[5] Richard Garriott's Britannia Manor,[1] and was ranked 6th for Best Performing Instrumental Band in the Austin Chronicle's "2010 Austin Music Awards" online poll.[6] Jason Napolitano of Original Sound Version named the band's performance at MAGFest his "favorite act of the night".[5]

Recently the Descendants of Erdrick announced a new membership lineup on their facebook page.

Battle Legend Infinity[edit]

Austin based software company GameSalad (company) launched its first original IP, titled Battle Legend Infinity on January 6, 2012 for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.[7] The game stars all 5 members of the band representing characters from classic video games.[8]

Discography[edit]

  • But Thou Must (2010)[9]
  • Down Right Heavy (2010)[10]
  • Thanks a Million (2013)

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