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Electric Needle Room: The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1) [Album Review]


Did you know that George Washington was unable to have biological children because of a contraction of small pox in his youth? Or that Andrew Jackson once killed a man for insulting his wife? Do you really know absolutely anything about our 13th president Millard Fillmore? Well Matt Beat, a.k.a. Electric Needle Room, knows a lot. And he wants to tell you a little something about each of our first 15 presidents through 3-5 minute bedroom pop infused songs on The Presidents of the United States of America (Volume 1).

Matt spends his days teaching social studies to high-schoolers. But, he spends his nights delivering brilliant indie pop in clubs that many of his students aren’t always allowed into. This could very well make him the coolest damn teacher on the planet. Mr. Beat has managed to have his two worlds collide as he creates a multiple album series of pretty little songs that he has self proclaimed with much confidence as “the greatest bedroom pop songs about the Presidents of the United States of America ever made.” Who could really deny such a claim?

If you’ve ever looked for a cool way to learn a bit about history, this is exactly what you may have been looking for. If your kids, siblings, or any random smaller creatures every wanted to know why President’s Day actually exists, this could definitely help. It is exciting to ponder what Matt will have to say about Honest Abe, The Gipper, and of course, ole George Dubya in the coming albums of this series. But for now, sit back with Electric Needle Room and fill your patriotic heart with knowledge you may have never even considered learning in the past. This is definitely a history lesson told in the coolest fashion ever used.

Download: “George Washington” by Electric Needle Room
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Download: “Millard Fillmore” by Electric Needle Room
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1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
6. John Quincy Adams
7. Andrew Jackson
8. Martin Van Buren
9. William Henry Harrison
10. John Tyler
11. James Polk
12. Zachary Tyler
13. Millard Fillmore
14. Franklin Pierce
15. James Buchanan

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