Formed in the summer of 2008 by film composer Robbie Williamson and choreographer Ryan Heffington, We Are The World’s aim was to create devastating electronic pop music. Joining forces with designer Megan Gold and former CIA agent turned burlesque dancer Nina McNeely, they combined Gold’s provocative lyrics and Williamson’s heavy minimal tracks with Heffington and McNeely’s visceral dancing, and their first live shows were at the infamous roving Echo Park party Fingered.
We Are The World’s pounding bass and thrilling live show soon won them a passionate hometown following who reveled in the group’s choreographed concert performances. We Are The World have played with The Gossip, Fuck Buttons, Linda Perhacs, and Tricky. High Places highlighted We Are The World in their Pitchfork year-end Guest List for their “amazing visual and performative live show” and Lady Gaga called them her favorite band. Their 2010 debut album “Clay Stones” was praised by the LA Times and Dazed & Confused, and they’re currently working on their second album, which sounds like Jane’s Addiction produced by Joker: heavy, melodic, and very good.