EMPT: Greatest Hits 2009, Vol. 2


Round 2: Fight!

I feel bad for anyone who see’s those words and doesn’t immediately hear the Street Fighter voice in their heads, this post would have started off a lot more entertaining for you. So last week we started our greatest hits series which will be one post a week till the end of the year highlighting some of our most loved post. We’ll start off with Lose You, from Peaches’ I Feel Cream. My post on this song inspired a comment by a guy named Richard which is probably the most entertaining and passionate comment I’ve seen on this site to date. Check out the original post here and scroll down to see the comment.

Peaches – Lose You

The next song is a mash-up by Brooklyn’s own Bearbot. The song features the lyrics to Young Folks which is hands down my favorite PBJ song. I wrote a post about it back in September, check it out here.

Bearbot – Me and You (Peter, Bjrn & John vs Cut Copy)

Finally, I’d like to close off this installment of our greatest hits series with one of my favorite songs from 2009, Electric Tickle Machines – Women Are The New Men. I pretty much wrote a book report on this subject so I won’t talk much about it this time around but check out the old post here and listen to a great song about a very relevant topic, enjoy.

Electric Tickle Machine – Women Are The New Men


Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Novembre

Holy shit it’s November and I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is another year has nearly passed and you feel like you haven’t done crap with you life – lame. The good news is that Steph Lund has been kind enough to provide you with some new inspiring music to play as you make your resolutions so you don’t repeat the same mistakes yet again – fresh. That said I present you guys the latest version of the beloved monthly mixtape Le Miel du Mois By Steph Lund. Every month is my new favorite for totally different reasons and November is no exception.

Le Miel du Mois: Novembre

Yeah Yeah Yeahs = love. Heads Will Roll has been on a previous Le Miel du Mois, BUT, there’s no real rules to Le Miel du Mois except for consistency in awesomness, plus i’m not shy to repeat – in case you didn’t know that about me “and if you dont know now you knowwwwwww”

Happy November, happy fall, time to embrace the cold and get warmer via bigger headphones and larger boom boxes to shield you from the wind. Rock on.

*Breakout artist for Le Miel du Mois Novembre: Delorean. I am already in love with Delorean, even though theycurrently only have 4 songs out there, check out their EP, favorites include deli (on this mix) and seasun – original and the remix – both on their myspace page, here:

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

  1. Delorean – Deli
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)
  3. MSTRKRFT – Heartbreaker (Featuring John Legend) (Laidback Luke Remix)
  4. Black Lips – Veni Vidi Vici
  5. Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money
  6. Florence + The Machine – You Got The Love (The Xx Remix)
  7. Metric – Monster Hospital (MSTRKRFT Remix)
  8. Washed Out – Feel It All Around
  9. Simian Mobile Disco – I Believe
  10. Miike Snow – Silvia
  11. Electric Wire Hustle – They Don’t Want
  12. Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension
  13. Mayer Hawthorne – Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)
  14. Phoenix – Love Like a Sunset – (Animal Collective Remix)

CMJ Party for ABC News Amplified

That’s right fool, we’re sponsoring another party! F o r t h e b e a t and Et Musique Pour Tous are getting in the spirit of CMJ and putting on a show. The cover charge is a mere $Free.99 so come over to Brooklyn’s Public Assembly on October 21st and enjoy the show with 5 great bands and a rocking DJ:

Electric Tickle Machine, Sleigh Bells, Phantogram, X-Wife & We Have Band & DJ set by Heats

In anticipation for the event we’ve put together a special CMJ edition mixtape to get you familiar with the bands and make your Tuesday morning at work a bearable expereince. The playlist was put together by Forthebeat’s Steph Lund (Le Miel du Mois) and Kristin Connor, it is quite the listen. See you guys at the show! Download.


1.    We Have Band – You Came Out
2.    Phantogram – When I’m Small
3.    Sleigh Bells – Beach Girls
4.    Electric Tickle Machine – Part Of Me
5.    X-Wife – Ping Pong
6.    Sebastien Tellier – Kilometer (Aeroplane ‘Italo 84’ Remix)
7.    The Xx – Crystalised
8.    The Budos Band – Budos Rising
9.    Camp Lo – Luchini
10.    Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends
11.    Paul & The Patients – Blogspot (Nick Seely Remix)
12.   The Golden Filter – Thunderbird
13.    The Dig – Penitentiary
14.    Japandroids – Wet Hair
15.    Shout Out Out Out – Bad Choices
16.    Fanfarlo – Harold T. Wilkins or How To Wait For A Very Long Time
17.    Delorean – Deli


Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money/Blew It Again

Gimme Money! I see something that I want…”

Meant to post this yesterday but I went to the Giants game to see the men in blue bully the Raiders, then the Yankees destroy the Twins. Gotta love being from New York.

Anyways, Electric Tickle Machine is one of my top five favorite unsigned bands right now. I saw them perform at a f o r t h e b e a t party a few months back and let me just go on the record once again to say that these guys are the real mother trucking deal, they rock hard and have probably the most entertaining hype man/tambourine player/original gangster I’ve seen on stage in a long time. E.M.P.T. is sponsoring a CMJ Party for ABC News Amplified at Public Assembly in Brooklyn and Electric Tickle Machine will be one of the bands playing, I highly recommend all the NY readers come rock out, I’ll have an official post about that up soon. In the mean time check out the Facebook event here: forthebeat Presents CMJ Party for Amplified

I got an email announcing their new album and tour and I couldn’t have described it better myself it better myself…

We’re so excited to share Electric Tickle Machine’s shiny debut album with you this week! Available on vinyl w/ digital download on tour (limited to 500) and shortly from Insound, Blew It Again is the kind of record that transports you to anywhere else but where you are now. Four free spirits playing psychedelic fuzz drenched anthems for the misguided generation. ETM’s songs take our reality — identity crises, media saturation — and turn it into something you can dance to. Catch them performing tunes from Blew It Again on their upcoming US tour, making a pit stop at CMJ in NYC.

Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money


Electric Tickle Machine – Blew It Again



Electric Tickle Machine – Women Are The New Men

“Women Are The New Men” is my personal favorite from these guys. I heard this back when it was just a demo tape recorded in a Brooklyn sandbox but the song has only gotten better with the new production and recording. This songs lyrics are so good for so many reasons that they’ve inspired a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long time now:

All of my friends say women are the new men.
She goes to work, I sleep till noon and then…
I went to school; I learned all my state capitols.
I don’t get girls, I get stoned.”

Electric Tickle Machine – Women Are The New Men (Feat. Mared Lenny)


I have a few frustrated girl friends that will tell you just how real this song really is, and I agree. A lot of guys are frustrated because girls are pressuring them to step it up and girls are frustrated because guys can’t keep up. If you ask me they’re both wrong. I place little importance on keeping up with anyone because that’s not what personal growth and independence are about. I also think a lot of women and men value the wrong things in their 20s only realize to realize it in their 30s. Furthermore, the term Women Are The New Men is one I think people take way too literal, to me its metaphor for me that has great implications insinuating a world where men and women are truly more equal in ways far beyond the pocket books.


Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money

This is song is bad ass. I’m gonna walk into all my meetings this week with Gimme Money playing in the background screaming gimme money bitches! Reminds of the Velvet Underground stuff, bold statement I know but certainly worthy of it.

Saw these guys perform out in Brooklyn a while back, the tambourine play is mean. Check out their Myspace for details. EMPT favorite, Wooo!

Electric Tickle Machine – Gimme Money