Scattered Trees – Four Days Straight

This end of the month has never been more insane in my entire life. I’ve never felt so overwhelmed, happy, confused, and emotional all at once. Regardless, without the end of the month, I would not have discovered these three new artists. Scattered Trees, Rubblebucket, and Caveman are all playing shows in the middle of August in New York City/Brooklyn, and I cannot be more excited. The truth is that while all of these bands have different sounds, they all kind of carry a similar chillwave vibe. I cannot think of a better way to end July than with a cool beverage in hand, some outdoor speakers, and this song playing.

If you can, check out Rubblebucket, Scattered Trees, and/or Caveman in the upcoming month. August will be a tremendous month, music wise. So much good music to squeeze in before summer starts to end, and I have faith that we’ll be hearing some of the best during this time. I’ve also just remembered that Mercury goes into retrograde tomorrow. So there’s that. Terrifying, but also totally a reason to be spontaneous and tap into some new music that you may not have necessarily listened to before. I’ve found that music has been the only thing constant in my life while I’ve had several nervous breakdowns and such in the past week over finding a new apartment to move into. And you know what? It’s not really worth it. Because when it comes down to it all, everyone who is looking for an apartment will find an apartment. It’s incredible how powerful one’s mind can be in this period of time though, completely taking control with negativity.

Listen. Reflect. React. And be cool, that’s all we can do right now.

Scattered Trees – Four Days Straight

Rubble Bucket – Silly Fathers (RAC Remix)

Bonus: Cave Man – Old Friend



Le Miel du Mois by Steph Lund: Julliet 2011

I know a lot of you have been waiting but I finally got the new LMDM from Steph and once again it’s nothing short of amazing. Steph is super busy these days and I know how much work goes into making something this good every single time so on behalf of all EMPT heads I’m saying thanks, a month wouldn’t be the same without a dose of LMDM.

There are many ways to listen to LMDM but I highly recommend you do as I do – press play, sit back and put your trust in Steph. A lot of thought was given to the sequence so no fast forwarding, no rewinding, no flipping, just listening…

No need to doubt, I’ll show you my way.
No need to doubt, just stick with me…” – Loud Valley

I’m always curating music for brands these days and I rarely get to sit back and just enjoy someone else’s work. That’s why I cherish these tapes more than ever because I get to just sit back and go on Steph’s adventure. This one like all the others is a trip from start to finish so check out a few words from the mastermind herself as I go indulge in LMDM Julliet, enjoy.

Two amazing albums came out recently: Beirut’s new “Rip Tide” and Hooray for Earth’s “True Loves.” I can’t stop playing them. Go buy them and support the artists,  from start to finish, they are both amazing. Both bands are also touring this (end of summer/fall) so look out to see if they are coming through your city…this mix is a much lighter summer tape – for the winding down- half falling asleep-drink in your hand- smile on your face – sun about to call it quits – type of evenings. Hope you enjoy.”

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


  1. The Soulettes – A Deh Pon Dem
  2. Chrome Sparks – Show You My Way
  3. Jonathan Johansson – Blommorna (Niva Remix)
  4. Architecture in Helsinki – City Calm Down
  5. Coma Cinema- Shy Water
  6. Metronomy – Everything Goes My Way
  7. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Sophia In Gold
  8. Ladylike Lily – I’m Terrified of Being
  9. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
  10. Foreign Born – Vacationing People
  11. Ian Matthews – These Days (James Taylor cover)
  12. Yeasayer – 2080
  13. Rubblebucket – Silly Fathers (RAC Remix)
  14. Nightfall on Family Mountain – Minikon

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