Monday News Roundup

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  • If you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you may not have known that LCD Soundsystem played their final gig Saturday night at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. The three and a half-hour extravaganza included guest spots by Arcade Fire, Reggie Watts, Shit Robot, and The Juan MacLean, and covers of Yes and Daft Punk. Pitchfork live-streamed the event, and so naturally, bits and pieces of the show have been making it to Youtube. Below, watch the band team up with Arcade Fire for a stirring rendition of “North American Scum,” and see the balloon-filled finale “New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down.” R.I.P. LCD Soundsystem.

Set 1:
Dance Yrself Clean
Drunk Girls
I Can Change
Time to Get Away
Get Innocuous!
Daft Punk is Playing at My House
Too Much Love
All My Friends

Set 2:
45:33 Part One
45:33 Part Two (ft. Reggie Watts)
Sound of Silver
45:33 Part Four
45:33 Part Five (ft. Shit Robot)
45:33 Part Six
Freak Out/Starry Eyes

Set 3:
Us V. Them
North American Scum (ft. RĂ©gine Chassagne, Win Butler Jeremy Gara and Will Butler of Arcade Fire)
Bye Bye Bayou (Alan Vega cover)
You Wanted a Hit

Encore 1:
Someone Great
Losing My Edge

Encore 2:
All I Want
Jump Into the Fire (Harry Nilsson cover)
New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

  • Indie pop duo Cults have racked up a crazy amount of buzz for a band who’ve released three songs so far, but with the unveiling of their first album, they might just cause the internet to implode. Due out June 7 in North America and May 31 in Europe, the group’s debut is being released via Columbia. The 11-song LP was recorded with Shane Stoneback, the engineer behind Vampire Weekend and Sleigh Bells. See the tracklist below (via P4K):

01 Abducted
02 Go Outside
03 You Know What I Mean
04 Most Wanted
05 Walk at Night
06 Never Heal Myself
07 Oh My God
08 Never Saw the Point
09 Bad Things
10 Bumper
11 Rave On

  • The day before LCD Soundsystem‘s farewell show, Madison Square Garden was host to another remarkable night: a sold-out performance by The Strokes that featured a surprise guest appearance by Elvis Costello. The guys appropriately rocked through “Taken For A Fool,” a song that snags a hook out of Costello’s songbook. Watch:

  • Influential art-rocker Kate Bush is readying her first LP in six years, a collection of reworked old material called Director’s Cut. Set for a May 16 release via Bush’s own label Fish People, the album features selections from The Sensual World and The Red Shoes. The press release also stated, rather ambiguously, that “Kate is currently working on new material although no release date has been set for this.” Intriguing! Check out a stream of “Deeper Understanding” here.
  • The Antlers are following up their breakthrough Hospice with Burst Apart, out May 10 in the U.S., while in Europe U.K., and Japan, the digital releases May 9 and the physical releases May 30. Pre-orders for the album just went live on the band’s site, with which you’ll receive a free download of single “Parentheses.”
  • Panda Bear‘s new album Tomboy is out April 11, but NPR’s got the whole thing up for live streaming right now. The fourth album from the Animal Collective frontman is the follow-up to 2007’s universally acclaimed Person Pitch.
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