Tag Archives: LCD Soundsystem

Saturday Afternoon Artist: LCD Soundsystem

Since the 2002 single “Losing My Edge,” LCD Soundsystem has made its distinct clatter onto the scene. Somehow merging obvious computer tones with live pop instrumentation -- vocals, keys, percussion, bass and drums. LCD Soundsystem is another name for adventurous New York City producer James Murphy. Not your average rockstar, James is awkward and geeky,Read more...

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Correspondence from Austin City Limits: Day 2

One of the great things about Austin City Limits, I guess, is the ridiculous abundance of signal flags that people seem to have no problem toting around all day. I’ve been to plenty of festivals, and am familiar with the long poles adorned with distinctive flags or markers so that friends can find friends easier,Read more...

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Thursday News Wonderland

Several independent music legends have been announced to showcasing their writing talents in next week’s issue of Five Dials, a free online literary journal. The issue will feature a poem from Ryan Adams, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem will write a piece about his song “Losing My Edge,” and Kele Okereke from Bloc Party willRead more...

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Album Review: LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

In a world where the next darling child of independent music will probably arrive packaged with a brand new hyphenated genre tag, LCD Soundsystem‘s label seems plain. For almost a decade now James Murphy, mastermind behind the project, has persistently tossed around “dance-punk” to describe his brainchild. Without LCD as a schema for this term,Read more...

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Sasquatch 2010: Sunday

Sunday was supposed to be the sunniest, warmest day at Sasquatch, according to the advance weather reports, but instead it was cool, cloudy, and windy all day, with some rain showers rolling in by the evening. The weather didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits though, as there was so much to be excited about. Too much, really:Read more...

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Out This Week 5/18

So many great new releases today! Among the pack, Band of Horses‘ third album, and first recorded away from Seattle, Infinite Arms; The Black Keys‘ latest, Brothers; and a happenin’ new album, and reportedly the last, by LCD Soundsystem. “This Is Happening” is what you tell yourself as you shake your hips to one catchy,Read more...

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Thursday News Threads

LCD Soundsystem are streaming their entire new album over at their website. This choice may or may not have been influenced by leaks of a bunch of tracks from This Is Happening, the highly anticipated third album from the band. It’s being released May 18th on DFA/Virgin Records. They’ll be playing Sasquatch May 30th andRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights [of which the trailer is above] is being hailed as one of the best rock documentaries in the history of the genre. It follows Jack and Meg White’s 2007 Canadian tour where the band played remote towns and provinces, while finding time at each tour stop to makeRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

I hope everyone likes videos, ‘cause I’ve put a lot of them in here this week. Unintentionally, I might add. While I’m on the topic, check out hundreds and hundreds of videos from live performances for KEXP at youtube.com/kexpradio, including new Joseph Arthur, A Place To Bury Strangers, and We Were Promised Jetpacks performances. Alternatively,Read more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artists: A Deeper Look at DJ Michele Myers’ Top 10 of The Decade

Hello there, DJ Michele here. Every week I choose an artist to feature on my Saturday show (from 3-6pm) on KEXP. And this week I’ll put the spotlight on my top 10 records of the decade, playing one song from each record. This was a very difficult list to make. I went with the “desertRead more...

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