Electric Tickle Machine “Part of Me”

By One Track Mind on Friday, September 4th, 2009  |  6,737 views

Indie-Pop

Electric Tickle Machine “Part of Me” Electric Tickle Machine “Part of Me”

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The final days of summer are on the horizon, but Electric Tickle Machine wants to squeeze as much out of the remaining rays of sun as possible. The New York band will be self-releasing their debut effort, Blew It Again, on October 7th, introducing the world to their psychedelic-tinged, anthemic indie-pop. True to the tones of manic glee their name suggests, Electric Tickle Machine has earned a reputation for live shows punctuated by blasts of confetti and naked, dancing bodies, and it’s safe to say that sense of unbridled celebration shines through in some of their songs.

One of the tracks on Blew It Again is “Part of Me,” which begins with guitars, handclaps, and some upbeat vocal harmonies–a page from the same well-tread but always satisfying playbook that bands like Fountains of Wayne have turned to time and again. The verses are a slightly more restrained construction, riding on the undulations a quivering keyboard. Vocal harmonies abound throughout, both sung and shouted, and ETM’s band members take turns giving their respective instruments moments in the sun.

Beyond its more exultant musical moments, “Part of Me” is the best sort of love song: honest and lined with a hint of sadness and desperation. During the song’s hooky chorus, Electric Tickle Machine belts out “part of me dies when you’re not around.” It is a sentiment intentionally mismatched to its poppy accompaniment and prevents this from simply being another lighthearted romp.

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Rate It Here:  My ears, they bleed!Never againMehNot my thangOne listen is enoughGood, not greatWorth a listenPlaylist-worthyThis my jam!Songasm!!! (46 votes, average: 8.26 out of 10)

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. stl Says:

    Electric Tickle Machine make me want to play in the sunshine and dance on rooftops. Gimme Money is bad ass…

  2. miggsD Says:

    There’s a line about First Avenue, and I’d like to say lyrics about Manhattan are overused to the same extent that Brooklyn lyrics are underutilized. For cryin out loud! When was the last time you were in Manhattan? We live in Brooklyn now.
    I want to hear restaurant names, bar names, smaller streets – tell me where you met the girl who you love and what you were doing rather that you love her you love her you love her. “We left the Bonita on Myrtle and I kissed you” is infinitely better than “I love you.”
    And I just realized that this is the case in indie, but not in hip hop, where people actually are specific about places.
    SO get on it ETM: represent.
    BTW, Songasm.

  3. Alexandra Says:

    This song has such a good upbeat energy but also a touch of irony when listening to its lyrics.

    Overall, it deserves a good listen followed by a download.

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