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who promised these guys jetpacks?



OK, so I stole the title of this post from a comment left on Brooklyn Vegan announcing the tour for We Were Promised Jetpacks and Bad Veins (with Royal Bangs for select dates).  It made me laugh.

Scottish indie rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks started gaining recognition when touring with label mates Frightened Rabbit in late 2008 and then debuting their album These Four Walls in June 2009.  Sounding a lot like Frightened Rabbit – one of my favorite bands – with that amazing accent and emotionally explosive lyrics and music, WWPJ immediately strikes a chord, especially with the songs “It’s Thunder And It’s Lightening” and “Quiet Little Voices.”

Bad Veins, who played the first-ever forthebeat showcase in April 2009, are good friends of ours, and we’re excited to see them hit the road with WWJP and Royal Bangs, to complete an impressive line-up.  The Cincinnati-based, indie pop duo, comprised of Benjamin Davis (vocals, guitar, keys), Sebastien Schultz (drums) and a 1973 reel-to-reel named Irene, debuted their first full-length and self-titled album to critical acclaim in July 2009, garnering spaces on last year’s “Best of…” lists, including ABC News Amplified‘s “Top 10 Albums of 2009” and USA Today’s Pop Candy “Top 20 Songs of 2009.”  Stand out songs are “Go Home,” “The Lie” and “Found.”

We Were Promised Jetpacks – It’s Thunder And It’s Lightning

Bad Veins – Go Home

Here are the tour dates – you should probably come to a show…

2/11 | The Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY *
2/12 | First Unitarian Church | Philadelphia, PA
2/13 | Rock and Roll Hotel | Washington, DC *
2/14 | The Middle East | Cambridge, MA
2/15 | The Knitting Factory | Brooklyn NY
2/17 | Casbah @ The Tremont Music Hall | Charlotte, NC
2/18 | The Masquerade | Atlanta, GA
2/19 | The End | Nashville, TN
2/20 | Maxine’s Pub | Hot Springs, AR
2/21 | Hailey’s | Denton, TX

* without Royal Bangs

The Lost Tape…


Le Miel du Mois (monthly mixtape on Et Musique Pour Tous) first started in May 2009. When the site temporarily got shut down in June 2009, the May tape was lost as was a ton of amazing EMPT content. The site was re-born in July 2009, and since is bigger and better, but Le Miel du Mois: Mai was never re-posted, until now…

Track List:

Metric - Help I'm Alive (The Twelves Remix)
Air France – Collapsing at your Doorstep
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
White Rabbits – Percussion Gun
Bad Veins - The Lie (Acoustic)
Royksopp – What Else is There (Ministry of Sound Remix)
The Golden Filter - Solid Gold
Chairlift – Planet Health
Amadou & Mariam – Sabali
Moby – Shot in the Back of the Head
Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy (Air France Remix)

Le Miel du Mois – Septembre

It’s the first day of September, and that means new a new mixtape on Et Musique Pour Tous.  Click on the tape to listen:

tapeYou can download the September mix along with June, July and August ALL *for free* by clicking on “telecharger” – just right click, save to your desktop and “open” to play in your iTunes.

Le Miel du Mois: Septembre Track List

1. Neutral Milk Hotel – The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 1
2. La Roux – I’m Not Your Toy (Jack Beats Remix)
3. Beirut – My Night With A Prostitute From Marsaille
4. Bloc Party – Letter To My Son (Twins Remix)
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (DIGIRAATII Dance Til You’re Dead Remix)
Phantogram – When I’m Small
Betty Botox – Synthetic Love Juice
8. Mumm-Ra – She’s Got You High
9. The Xx – Shelter (Them Jeans Drum Edit)
10. Fruit Bats – Ruminant Band
11. The Notwist – Boneless
12. Bad Veins – Go Home
Brendan Benson – Metarie
14. Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart (Fuck Buttons Remix)
15. TJ Lazer –

Bad Veins Debut First Full-Length Album

Today is the day for Cincinnati-based, indie pop duo Bad Veins, comprised of Benjamin Davis (vocals, guitar, keys), Sebastian Schulz (drums) and a 1973 reel-to-reel named Irene. Dangerbird Records is debuting the band’s first full-length (and self-titled) album, now in stores and on iTunes – and we couldn’t be more excited.

We can finally retire the EP we’ve been listening to ever since Bad Veins rocked the first forthebeat showcase in April, playing with Paul and the Patients and Nite Club. BV kicked off their set with the song “Found,” my favorite on the album, and captivated our audience, utilizing a backwards-wired telephone and a megaphone to create a sound much larger than what we expected from the two-piece act.

Dubbed CMJ’s “breakout act” last year and having already toured with another forthebeat favorite Snowden, Bad Veins is excited to continue playing live, embarking on a North American summer tour and stopping at The Mercury Lounge here in NYC on August 6th (with Now, Now Every Children).

In a recent interview, Bad Veins explained that they’ve already accomplished more than they ever imagined. “If we can spend this next year on the road and see the world by playing the music we want to play,” said Davis, “then we’ve already succeeded.”

Our friends over at Amplified had the exclusive on the album a week before it went into release.  Listen here (through imeem).

xx kc


welcome to forthebeat!!

thanks to everyone who came out for our first show in April with Bad Veins, Paul and the Patients and Nite Club, with DJ sets by Z Studios and f**k shirts.  check out our Flickr photo stream for pictures from the show.

our next party is coming up on July 25th – la fievre du samedi…

forthebeat  presents
la fievre du samedi
a day of dancing and drinking
special performance by Electric Tickle Machine
dj sets by Z Studios + f**k shirts
saturday, july 25th
doors at 2 pm
new brooklyn space
show up to 213 North 8th Street (between Driggs & Roebling)

kc + sl

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