After a failed attempt at a long distance collaboration with Engblade, Healy enlisted co-worker Kristy DeMarco to cover vocal duties. DeMarco's melodious vocals greatly complemented Healy's sleek production and pop sensibilities. Healy dug deeply into songwriting and production to quickly finish an EP. The five-song Synthetic Joy was completed in the spring of 2005, released on September 27th, and digitally distributed by Avatar Records. Featuring vocal performance by both Engblade and DeMarco, the EP begins humbly with the groundwork laid by The Postal Service and Styrofoam before traversing into Dance and purely Bubblegum territories; a new tech-pop for the 21st century.
The summer of 2006 finds The Bum Out Eternal putting the final touches on their first full length Promises And Hearts. The glitchy beats and pop melodies can be compared to new music by Lily Allen, CSS, Junior Boys, and Diplo. Look for the new record in September."Lines Through Lines"