Plenty of pimps become musicians but none so unassuming as this nice Jewish boy from Westchester with an upcoming LP. In the summer of 2008, Eytan realized he could make millions by exploiting a loophole in U.S. laws on pornography and prostitution. It was his self-described "flux capacitor" moment. Founding "Make Your Own Porno, Inc." the company's premise was simple: prostitutes set up video cameras and give clients the opportunity to legally "act" in their own porno for an hourly fee. After opening franchises in all 50 states, Eytan's chain quickly became the subject of tremendous national debate and outrage from the far right, landing him on the covers of Time, Newsweek, and JUGGZ magazines.Tiring of death threats and his family's complaints that he was "nothing but a glorified pimp," he sold the company for $100 million dollars in 2009 and spent the profits on his forthcoming self-titled debut album, to be released in 2010. He created this album with a series of his smutty cohorts who assembled to be called, collectively, Eytan and the Embassy. With 11 love-at-first-listen songs, Eytan and the Embassy's record is a pop record in the good sense of the word. With nods to classic Motown, Springsteen, Elvis Costello, The Beatles, Spoon and Ben Folds-this is a piano-driven album that gives an updated twist to old-school classic songwriting. The record features guest performances from members of OK Go, Locksley, Marcy Playground, and The Homosexuals. Eytan plans to return to porn in 2011 to raise dollars for his 2012 follow-up record. Look for it in a record store near you sometime before December 21, 2012. For more info, visit www.eytanandtheembassy.com
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