Trials + Tribulations

Live Alone
April 12, 2011, 10:15 am
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Photo by Martyn Day

LCD Soundsystem’s concert may have run its course after their final show at Madison Square Garden, but there’s still hope that James Murphy will keep releasing music.

For Record Store Day LCD covered a track off Franz Ferdinand’s album Tonight, thereby returning a favor the Scottish group paid LCD in covering “All My Friends.” Stream the track below and make sure to pick up a copy of the Franz Ferdinand 12″ which features other covers by Deborah Harry, Peaches, and more. Record Store Day is this Saturday!

February 19, 2011, 1:17 pm
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Here’s a little video for your weekend. As you’ve probably heard, LCD Soundsystem are calling it quits as a touring band, and are playing their final shows in spring. They’re down in South America right now having played a few dates in Brazil. A production company filmed four or fives songs from their final show in Rio de Janeiro. It’s a great set, and if you have the time and resources, go see their final shows in NYC the end of March/beginning of April. Their final show will be April 2nd at Madison Square Garden with Liquid Liquid.

Do it Again
January 12, 2011, 3:30 pm
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Finally! Holy Ghost! set a release date for their debut album! The self-titled effort is out April 5th on DFA Records and I guess that’s the ugly artwork up there. They released the first single from the album, which samples from their mentor James Murphy’s song “Freak Out/Starry Eyes.”

You can download the song over at their website for the price of an e-mail.

♫ LCD Soundsystem – Freak Out/Starry Eyes

If it Makes You Fall in Love
July 1, 2010, 9:31 am
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This remix from Australian duo Stereogamous will be featured on the July 19th release of the second single from LCD Soundsystem‘s fantastic new record This is Happening.

I Can Change (Stereogamous Remix)

Also, August 3rd DFA will finally release  the 2xLP version This is Happening. You can preorder that over at Insound.

Drunk Girls
April 26, 2010, 9:05 pm
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Love it or hate it, LCD Soundsystem’s “Drunk Girls” is the first single from This is Happening. It’ll be getting the remix treatment when the single is released (Juno lists a 7″ and 12″ due out May 17th, the same day as the album release). Labelmates and peers Holy Ghost! gave the track a glossy electro makeover, replacing the punky guitars with shimmering synths.

LCD Soundsystem – Drunk Girls (Holy Ghost! Remix)

If you haven’t heard This is Happening you can stream the whole album on DFA’s website now. The video for the song is below, directed by Spike Jonze.

This is Happening
March 30, 2010, 10:29 am
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Well finally the new LCD Soundsystem has a name and cover! Good to see James dancing away.

The album’s out May 18th. Here’s the first single.

Pow Pow Pow Pow Pow Pow
March 25, 2010, 5:16 pm
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Just a few tidbits of information about the new upcoming LCD Soundsystem record, one of my most anticipated releases of the year!

The possibly first single “Pow Pow” is going to be released as a single side 12″ in celebration of Record Store Day on April 17th.

You can hear a just under minute and a half sample of “Pow Pow” over at Juno. (via)

Last of all, here’s the fourth behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the album at their LA mansion.