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Tomorrow at Pianos

mon khmer 2

Last week, we checked out the Hooray For Earth residency at Pianos with Slow Animal and Milagres.  It was so good (Rolling/Nectarine and True Loves LIVE — can’t get ENOUGH and love those Zambri girls) that we’re going to head back tomorrow to see HFE with Mon Khmer, Electric Tickle Machine and Mirror Mirror.  Want to come?

Here’s a new remix of the Mon Khmer song “Anniversary” by Karuna and and the title track from their EP.

Mon Khmer – Anniversary (Karuna Remix)

Mon Khmer – Birthplace

electronics and a mic…

neon indian


Last night, Neon Indian headlined a sold out show at Mercury Lounge with some amazing supporting acts including Electric Tickle Machine, Toro Y Moi & MNDR.

We’ve seen Electric Tickle Machine about 8 or 9 times (I think…) and every time we’re just as excited as, if not more than, the time before to see this energetic foursome get the party started RIGHT.  If you don’t have their latest album Blew It Again, get it.   The album artwork is also a pretty amazing visual for your collection – you can get it online and/or pick one up at their next show.  Here is a preview.

Toro Y Moi was up next, and although I had heard some of his remixes (like Washed Out’s “Feel It All Around”), I wasn’t sure how he would translate live.  He completely sold me 10 seconds into the first song.  A one man voice accompanying the ambient electronic beats, he had the entire crowd captivated by his performance.  It was groovy and dancey, and I can’t wait to see him perform again.

Neon Indian rocked it, delivering a stellar show.  They sounded just as good live as they do on record.  “Deadbeat Summer,” “Psychic Chasms” and “I Don’t Know If You Know” are my favorite tracks – all played last night – from Neon Indian’s debut album Psychic Chasms.  Alan Palomo’s artistry is an example of why electropop is my favorite genre right now, and probably not getting replaced any time soon…

toro y moi

Neon Indian – Psychic Chasms

Toro Y Moi – Talamak

Electric Tickle Machine – Part of Me

Le Miel du Mois – Novembre

November mixtape is up on Et Musique Pour Tous.  Click on the tape to listen:


You can download the November mix along with all past months as well as our forthebeat CMJ playlist *for free* by clicking on “telecharger” – just right click, save to your desktop and “open” to play in your iTunes.

Le Miel du Mois: Novembre Track List

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 – Fell 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)


It’s been a week since our showcase, and we’ve finally recovered from CMJ!  The show was amazing.  I spent the day filming with ABC News Amplified, interviewing X-Wife, Phantogram and We Have Band.  Everyone was so amazing and gracious, especially considering they’ve been traveling all around the country and the world, making their way to CMJ, and then continuing on the road.

After the shoots, we headed over to Public Assembly, where our showcase got underway with the aforementioned bands, as well as Sleigh Bells (a huge CMJ breakout), our favorite foursome Electric Tickle Machine, and our resident DJ Heats.  The night rocked thanks to an amazing flow of people and our awesome sponsors, including Tainted Blue Recording Studio, Swagger New York and Et Musique Pour Tous.

So thanks for the support and an extra special thanks to Dan Harris, David Wharton, Jillian Kelleher, Sian-Pierre Regis, Hector Mendoza, Mark Heaton, Rob Loud, Hilary Bonaccorsi, Ian Vens, Shiva Krishna, and to all of our BANDS!

If you had as much fun as we did, and you miss all the bands as much as we do, you might want to download our party playlist here (for the memories).  Also, check out Rob Loud’s pics from the event here.

In addition to the video above, ABC News Amplified filmed the whole night, and will be featuring full-blown video interviews with each band, including snippets from our show, over the coming weeks.  We’ll be sure to keep you posted…

xx K+S

forthebeat CMJ Party for Amplified

CMJ 10.21.09

forthebeat Presents
CMJ Party for ABC News Amplified
Sponsored by:
Tainted Blue Recording Studio // Swagger New York // Et Musique Pour Tous

11 pm X-WIFE

Wednesday, October 21st @ 8 PM

Public Assembly 70 N 6th St (between Wythe + Kent), Williamsburg


Party playlist here.

forthebeat’s Five

junior boys

Our top concert picks for this week include:

1. July 25: forthebeat’s very own La Fievre du Samedi
Electric Tickle Machine with DJ sets by Z Studios and f**k shirts
213 North 8th Street, Brooklyn @ 2pm

2. July 24: Junior Boys
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11 Street @ 9 pm

3. July 22: Paul and the Patients
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn @ 8pm

4. July 20: Electric Tickle Machine
with Arpline and Radiates
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street @  10 pm

*5. WishList: July 21: Paul McCartney Citi Field @ 9 pm
Citi Field @ 9 pm

xx sl

forthebeat Presents La Fievre du Samedi


artwork by Hannah Jensen

f  o  r  t  h  e  b  e  a  t  presents
la fievre du samedi
a day of  d a n c i n g  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)

$6 if you RSVP to
$8 at the door

Facebook Invite:

Electric Tickle Machine on MySpace:

Here’s a link to download free ETM tracks!!


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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