Bootstraps is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles by Jordan Beckett. The band further consists of Nathan Warkentin and David Quon. Their debut album was recorded by Skip Saylor in Northridge, California after actor/director Sam Jaeger asked Beckett to write a few songs for his film ‘Take Me Home’.
Beckett recruited his college friends Warkentin and Quon to experiment; spending one day in the studio tracking songs the old fashioned way—recording them live in an attempt to capture raw moments. The result lead them to return for four more sessions, tracking three songs a day to complete the record with the help of Richard Dodd (Kings of Leon, The Raconteurs). The bands name is a play on the expression, “pull yourself up by the bootstraps.”
Month’s prior to the album being released, their song ‘Guiltfree’ was the featured music on ABC’s No Ordinary Family and profiled in the ‘ABC Music Lounge’. Their music was also awarded ‘Best Music in a Film’ at the Nashville Film Festival in May ‘11. In July, they were featured in Hydrogen Magazine as their 2011 ‘Band To Watch’ as well as a spotlight interview for ASCAP’s We Create Music.
The film ‘Take Me Home’, which includes six Bootstraps songs has garnered awards and critical acclaim at Chicago, Las Vegas, Savannah, Boston, Brooklyn and Rhode Island Int’l Film Festivals.
Most recently, the track ‘Fortyfive’ was featured on NBC’s Parenthood and on the new CW series Secret Circle.
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