Donwill of Tanya Morgan fame will be hosting a benefit for the Hurricane Sandy relief tonight at Brooklyn Bowl. Two short films, Fight For Your Right Revisted (Beastie Boys) and Shut Up and Play The Hits (LCD Soundsystem) will be screened with full concert-style soundsystem. With suggested donation of $10 and $5 raffle tickets for giveaways from Oscilloscope Labs and BB!, all proceeds will be going straight to The Red Cross. Canned food and household items are also welcomed and will be collected at the show.
I highly suggest all of the fortunate NYers come out and support your fellow neighbors who weren’t so lucky. Ticket information is available here. Special s/o to Donwill for hosting the great cause.
The LCD Soundsystem documentary opens with the quote, “If it’s a funeral, let’s have the best funeral ever.”
While it’s a great metaphor for their final show at Madison Square Garden, don’t go into the film expecting a procession of nostalgia. Anchored around live footage and supplemented by a heady Chuck Klosterman interview, brief windows into Murphy’s daily routine, and behind-the-scenes set-up/tear-down of the Garden, the most poignant feature of SUAPTH is that it refuses to dwell on the past.
Last night, the LCD Soundsystem documentary, Shut Up And Play The Hits, debuted at Sundance. And while the premise of the film—what happens when you decide to retire your band at the peak of popularity—has been well reported, one question that hasn’t been answered is whether or not the entire four-hour concert (which streamed live and lived for several days on YouTube before the copyright police swarmed in) would actually be released on it’s own.
Luckily the answer is yes, as was revealed in a post-screening interview with SUAPTH directors Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern along with James Murphy himself. …MORE
New Build, the collaboration between LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney and Hot Chip‘s Al Doyle and Felix Martin have announced a pending full-length release and tour this spring. The album, entitled Yesterday Was Lived & Lost, is described as a dance record, with ”the eccentricities of artists such as the Human League, Peter Gabriel, Robert Wyatt, Chris & Cosey, Cabaret Voltaire and Eno.” It will show itself on Mar. 5 via Lanark Records. The group will hit the road as an eight-piece unit—we hope with Nancy Wang and Tyler Pope—this spring.
The group released their second, “Do You Feel Loved,” last month, with remixes from Dominik Eulberg and Juju & Jordash. You can hear all three versions and peep the tracklist after the jump. …MORE
Don’t call them a supergroup. DFA artists have always liked to mix members, with Hot Chip‘s Alex Doyle hitting the road with LCD Soundsystem as often as LCD drummer Pat Mahoney hit the skins for Hot Chip. Perhaps that’s the secret to the label’s seemingly bottomless well of excellent dance-flavored ideas—collaboration.
New Build continues the fine tradition, with Mahoney appearing on the occasional tune, plus Chipper Felix Martin delivering the lovely techno-pop of “Do You Feel Loved?,” backed by equally excellent remixes by Dominik Eulberg and Juju & Jordash.” The tune will get a limited edition 500 pressing vinyl release via their own Lanark Records.