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EMPT Presents: Le Miel du Mois Juin 2013

It’s what y’all been waitin’ for ain’t it,
What people paid paper for damnit!” – Kanye West (Barry Bonds)
 
We know you all have a craving, we sensed it because so do we. This months Juin installment of LMDM couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.  Summer is finally here, our senses are on overload and what could be more satisfying to alleviate your crave then this.

If you’re an addict of LMDM, then you already know that each installment is going to be flawless in some way.  I can’t say one is better then the next because each one really does satisfy a distinct craving,energy, and each one is to be remembered for how it satisfied us.  Steph is the ultimate psychic to all of our musical taste buds.

Buddhists would say not to hold on to your cravings, let them go, and sometimes I could agree but I think healthy cravings are a part of life as long as your aren’t destroying your body and your spirit.  If whatever you are doing makes you happy then I say why not, because no mind is alike.

“My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own purpose.”  -Ayn Rand
The way each track compliments the next is unbelievable, it pretty much helps you to visual each day in its progression as it should be for the rest of the Summer; wake up, call in sick to work, grab a beer out of the fridge for breakfast, go to the beach, get a little tipsy, take a little cat nap before the night begins, maybe a little sex if your lucky, wash away the day, start all over, dance like you don’t give a F*&k, let the night take over your mind and body…Repeat tomorrow!
We can’t thank Steph enough for making sure we all didn’t go through withdrawal, it was getting close but it looks like we made it! Crave no more you sexy animals, press play and enjoy this sweet sweet Summer magic!

Le Miel du Mois at work? That’s much better than work at work! Download

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Tracklisting:

  1. Miguel – Do You (Ah Yeahh Remix)
  2. Whitesquare – Sucker For Love
  3. Blood Orange – Champagne Coast (Clock Opera Remix)
  4. Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This
  5. Vadoinmessico – Teeo (Crystal Fighters Remix)
  6. Young Dreams – Fog Of War (Baio Remix)
  7. Bipolar Sunshine – Rivers
  8. Bear Mountain – Congo
  9. Devendra Banhart – Mi Negrita (Daniele Di Martino Edit)
  10. Sóley – Pretty Face (Nico Pusch Bootleg Remix)
  11. Max Frost – White Lies
  12. Classixx – Holding On
  13. Deptford Goth – Feel Real
  14. Bedroom – In My Head

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Young Dreams – Fog of War

Age looms just beyond the horizon; it casts its shadow just a little farther each day. As I’ve become more aware of myself, I can feel the frenetic idealities of youth solidify into maturity. For instance, I’ll be mailing my very first set of Christmas cards this year, including a well-posed photo of me and my family (of cats). While wildly attempting to photograph my two formerly feral cats, I thought of myself 10 years ago, eagerly on the brink of freedom. I was about to turn 18, and with all of my sass and determination, I had no idea who I was. Misguided as we may be in youth, that is the spirit that drives us.

Off the beaten track is where I am
Waiting for my own Athena
The crowd is high in blood, and crying sad
 
This is just what it is
It’s what I call the fog of war
There’s nothing here that’s clear to me
This place is not, not you
It’s just not my day,
I’d rather take freedom, than smoking arenas.”

Ah, Young Dreams. The Norwegian collective orchestrates anthems true to its name, especially with Fog of War. The drums roll in with an appropriate, battle-like quality before the lonely vocals emerge with simple determination. Suddenly our lone soldier’s army appears with a swirl of synths and strings, and the battle continues. The band released Fog of War with a set of stunning and diverse remixes from Baio of (Vampire Weekend),  Korallreven and Lemonade. While we wait a full-length, I’ll drink to my youth and the music that reminds me of it.

Young Dreams – Fog of War