News ~ April 2010/LCD Sound System ~ 'This is Happening'/'Drunk
Girls' released 17.05.10
Dance From Above! LCD Soundsystem are preparing to
drop their third infectious payload on UK and US Audiences.
Collateral damage anticipated.
If you haven't been asleep for the past four weeks
or found yourself stranded on some godforsaken Greek
Island awaiting the boys of Ark Royal to whisk you back
to old Blighty, then you may not have already heard
the band’s boisterous first single, ‘Drunk Girls’
leaping around your radio speakers like some cryogenically-defrosted
Ziggy Stardust ingesting his first supply of mephedrone.
And if you liked that, you’ll be tickled pink to learn
that the band’s new album is also due out in May.
As surreal as Ape School, as bright as Empire of the
Sun and s eager to boogie as Marc Bolan, the new 9-track
album LCD Soundsystem gets it’s release through
DFA/Parlophone on May 17th and what a
far-reaching collection of boppy old acid-dance tunes
it is too. It has the gloriously robotic (‘You Wanted
A Hit’), the weirdly rubbery (‘One Touch’) and more
slinky, clean fingersnaps than West Side Story (‘Somebody’s
The album will be preceded by a series of releases.
‘This Is Happening’ EP (released on iTunes on 11th
April) featuring 'Drunk Girls' &' All I Want' taken
from the album, allowing fans to get an early taster
& 'Oh You (Christmas Blues)' , which is taken from the
Greenberg OST which James Murphy recently scored.
A special one sided 12” only version of ‘Pow Pow’ was
released on 17th April to coincide with Record Store
LCD have recently been confirmed to headline both Wireless
Festival in London on July 3rd & The Radio 1/NME Stage
at Reading/Leeds festival in August and Electric Picnic
in September. Their tour of the UK in April is almost
completely sold out. Look out for more festival announcements
over the coming weeks.
Dance Yrself Clean
All I Want
I Can Change
You Wanted A Hit
Somebody’s Calling Me
The songs were recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles
and the DFA studios in New York and mixed at DFA from
April 2009 through February 2010. “This Is Happening”
was written and produced by James Murphy.
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM On Tour 2010
April 23 London Brixton Academy * SOLD OUT
April 24 London Brixton Academy *SOLD OUT
April 26 Birmingham Academy
April 27 Leeds Academy * SOLD OUT
April 28 Glasgow Barrowlands
April 29 Glasgow Barrowlands * SOLD OUT
May 1 Manchester Academy * SOLD OUT
May 2 Bristol Academy * SOLD OUT
July 3 London Wireless Festival (Headline)
August 27 Reading Festival UK (Headline Radio 1/NME
August 29 Leeds Festival UK (Headline Radio 1/NME Stage)
Sept 12 Isle of Wight Bestival