Wednesday, March 07, 2007

North American Scum


LCD Soundsystem, for those unfamiliar, are North American scum. But man, can they get the kids dancing. DFA Records co-founder James Murphy fronts the group which seamlessly blends dance-punk with elements of electronic and disco. Murphy and company create something that owes a lot to its influences while managing to bring something that is fresh and not too derivative.

Sound of Silver, the group's sophomore album, is set for release March 20 with a worldwide tour currently underway in Europe. The album leaked in December, but it's going to be in high rotation for a while - mind you, I'm a huge fan of pretty much anything that has the Murphy/DFA tag attached. LCD Soundsystem will make us North American scum shake our hips after a pair of NYC shows and a Coachella appearance at the end of April. I'm going to become a disco infiltrator at their Toronto show May 8.

For your listening pleasure:

LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends

From LCD Soundsystem (2005):
LCD Soundsystem - On Repeat

UPDATE: As of yesterday, Sound of Silver can be streamed in its entirety on LCD Soundsystem's MySpace page. One of my favourite tracks thus far is the uncharacteristically down-tempo ballad 'New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down' that sounds like a lost track from the Magnetic Fields album 69 Love Songs. - Andrew M.

LCD Soundsystem - New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down

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- Keep it real. Andrew W.

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