New Music: LCD Soundsystem – This Is HappeningPosted on May 19th, 2010 by Lee Jarvis in New Music
LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening
The future of LCD Soundsystem has long been under scrutiny; ‘This Is Happening’ is said to be the last LP from the electro-disco-future-rock band, and James Murphy has hinted at that himself. Pumped full of Bowie influences, typical Murphy hipster-angst and -snobbery and BIG beats and percussion, the album has everything from festival anthems to trippy 4am warehouse journeys. The lead single, ‘Drunk Girls’, gets all punk-y with droning guitars and shout-along chorus, and Murphy’s lyrics playfully telling half a story with each line. Each song is fresh and unique, varying between spooky melodies, echoing synths and electronic bleeps and squeaks, and yet they are all segued together with that LCD party spirit.
Recorded in LA in late 2009 and early 2010, ‘This Is Happening’ was released in the UK on May 17, and in the US on May 18. You can find all the relevant purchase links at the LCD Soundsytem website
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