Peter Bjorn And John – Let’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)

I was working on mix and I came across this oldie but goodie which reminded me just how good Peter Bjorn and John’s third LP is. Writer’s Block was released in 2006 but sound like it could be coming out next year. The sound is timeless, the songs are real and the production is first-class. Lyrically, the album explores the many aspects of dating and relationships and Let’s Call It Off is no exception.

When you decided to knock on my door
Did you remember what happened before?
It just didn’t sparkle, it just didn’t glow
Some things look better inside of the store…”

The song is about a love interest that initially looked promising but turned out to be a total bust and instead of forcing the issue they decide to call it quits. So in a sense it’s like they’re breaking up after like a one-night stand or something, I like it. Not wasting mine or anyone eles’s time is one of my top priorities so I have a special affection for this type of thinking…

Get in, get out. That’s an O.G.’s classic.”

While Jay was talking about drug dealing when he said that, I’ve taken that line and made my own by applying it to pretty much everything. Be fully in the moment and give things their due diligence but if it isn’t right don’t hesitate to be Swayze. The fastest way to get what you want is to keep it moving, enjoy.

Peter Bjorn And John – Let’s Call It Off (Girl Talk Remix)


Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks

All my friends are growing up and I’m not sure I like it. I mean it’s no wonder why I see more and more people dating younger ages, ya’ll are getting boring! I think you need a reminder of what it’s like to be youthful, energetic, charming and fun. I have two words for you old folks: Young Folks.

This song gets a 5 out of 5 from me. Everything about it from the rhythm section to the happy whistling perfectly suits the songs metaphoric theme of new beginning and rebellion against overall lameness and restrictions. Throughout the verses ex-Concretes singer Victoria Bergsman and Peter Morén are two recent lovers opening up to each other and conforming to embrace that rare feeling you have when you first get together with that special someone. The chorus takes the song to a whole another level as it addresses the subject of how young and old people are constantly struggling to identify themselves through so-called “styles” or what have you. A dangerous ideal which leads to many reservations, limits, boredom, severe indecision and useless comparisons. After pointing out this silliness, the duo end the chorus with the simple yet ingenious line, “All we care about is talking, talking only me and you.” I love that so much because we get caught up with so many things that really don’t matter in life that we forget how beautiful and fun life can be. So, to all you people who think so much that you can feel, all the ones who feel so much that you don’t think, this songs for you. Enjoy.

And we don’t care about the young folks
Talking about the young style
And we don’t care about the old folks
Talking about the old style too
And we don’t care about their own faults
Talking about our own style
All we care about is talking
Talking only me and you”

Peter, Bjorn and John – Young Folks


The Kooks – Young Folks (Peter, Bjorn and John Cover)


Music Remixes

Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Juin

It’s June and traditionally that meant warm weather in NYC but instead were still dealing with this annoying winter/spring/summer hybrid that won’t seem to go away. Fortunately, there are other things to look forward to in the new month, one of those happening is right here on EMPT – Le Miel du Mois. Courtesy of Steph Lund, Le Miel du Mois is a downloadable mixtape full of amazing songs, covers and remixes. This months is fantastic so I’m writing a post about it and highly recommending you check it out. Here’s the song list along with two of my fav’s from the tape, enjoy.

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1. The Whitest Boy Alive – Golden Cage (Fred Falke Remix)
2. Futurecop! – N.A.S.A
3. Bloc Party – Your Visits Are Getting Shorter
4. The Foals – Red Socks Pugie
5. Friendly Fires – Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
6. Paul and The Patients – Complaint 15
7. The Twelves – When You Talk
8. Phoenix – Rome
9. Sebastien Tellier – Roche (Breakbot Remix)
10. Kevin Drew – Safety Bricks
11. French Kicks – So Far We Are
12. Peter Bjorn & John – Up Against The Wall
13. The Lust Puppets – We Smoke Fags
14. M.I.A. – Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
15. DiscoTech vs Radiohead – Everything in its Right Place (Gigamesh/DiscoTech Remix)
16. Gui Boratto – Beautiful Life