With Coachella less than two weeks away and T-43 days to the new album, LCD announced a full-fledged tour sweeping the US and Europe. This Is Happening, drops May 18, and this weekend the trailer for “Drunk Girls” hit the internet–I don’t know what to make of it. Always keeping us guessing…
The upcoming LCD Soundsystem album is entitled This Is Happening, and is confirmed by DFA. It’s set for May 18th on DFA/Virgin (May 17 in the UK on DFA/Parlophone). You can listen to “Drunk Girls,” the first single, now. LCD will tour this summer, do not fret… and whoa, what a sexy cover!
If you were fast enough this morning, you caught a new LCD Soundsystem song entitled “Drunk Girls” on YouTube. Unfortunately, team URB is on the West Coast, which means even being at the desk by 8:30 AM wasn’t quick enough to beat the copyright defenders at EMI who swiftly took down the clip. …MORE
Yes, Free Energy's debut Stuck On Nothing is on DFA and yes, it was produced by James Murphy. No, it has nothing do with 12-minute cosmic disco jams, Detroit house revival or sweaty dance floor anthems featuring Antony. Think of Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" and you've got exactly what Free Energy sounds like. At once a confounding sonic choice for DFA, philosophically, Free Energy couldn't fit in more perfectly. For the last however many years, no other label has been more (hyper)active in trying to get you to hang up your hang-ups and cut the fuck loose. Burned into slabs of wax around the globe, the slinky, spaced-out DFA sound has been built upon a manifesto of killing the cynical spirit. And if there's anything James Murphy has perfected, it's the art of disarming, of getting you to lighten up for once in your goddamned self-serious life. Which is where Free Energy comfortably steps in.
Hipster-Knack fusionists Free Energy made their debut network TV appearance last night on Letterman. And while most young bands fall flat on television, singer Paul Sprangers has clearly spent enough time singing in front of the mirror to get his mug just right for the cameras. The group’s James Murphy-produced debut album came out digitally last week, but I might be adding FE to the list of bands worth checking out live.