Here’s an exclusive clip from the upcoming LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up And Play The Hits, chronicling the band’s final show at Madison Square Garden. Here you get a bit of “North American Scum” from the show and part of a conversation with frontman James Murphy regarding his feelings about his age.
The Governors Ball 2012 Lineup: one day of dance with Passion Pit, Duck Sauce, Chromeo, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney, Major Lazer, Santigold and Atmosphere. One day of indie & rock with Beck, Modest Mouse, Explosions In The Sky, Devendra Banhart, Cage The Elephant, Built To Spill, Cults, Phantogram and the return of Fiona Apple.
On April 2nd 2011 LCD Soundsystem played its final show. Frontman James Murphy made the decision to disband one of the most celebrated bands of its generation at the peak of popularity. The show instantly sold out was a near four-hour extravaganza. This film is a narrative documenting that performance and a portrait of James Murphy as he navigates the lead-up to the show, the day after and the personal and professional ramifications of his decision.
For this year’s Record Store Day, Franz Ferdinand released an EP called Covers that features bands reworking cuts from the 2009 album Tonight. Now-defunct LCD Soundsystem took on “Live Alone” and there’s an awesome NYC-centric video to along with it.
Has it all been done before? Maybe. What’s the difference between a reference and an outright copy? Let’s explore that fine line with some blatant examples.
A tribute to the band that no longer is. And what more fitting way that in a shot-for-single-shot remake in digital LEGO-vision. Well done.
And here it is: the track that started it all. Thanks LCD, it’s been fun.
It’s almost that time. The last LCD Soundsystem show EVER is on Saturday at Madison Square Garden (and available streaming on Pitchfork.com). The rumor is that Daft Punk will actually make an appearance at the show…we sure hope so.
Sh*t Robot is actually Marcus Lambkin, an Irish musician, DJ, and graffiti artist. His debut album, From The Cradle To The Rave, came out in 2010 on DFA and he’ll be opening for LCD Soundsystem, as they continue the countdown to the last show ever, starting tonight.
If you weren’t able to get tickets to LCD Soundsystem’s final show at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd, Pitchfork will be streaming it LIVE, in real time, and once only. Pretty cool.
You might not recognize the name Liquid Liquid, but there’s no way you’ve missed this base line, famously sampled in 1983 by Melle Mel for “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)”. The band is about to open for LCD Soundsystem during their last few shows, and the finale at MSG on April 2nd.