Entries in LCD Soundsystem (39)


[News] LCD Soundsystem Documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' Coming to Theatres in July

As previously reported, the LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits would screen in select theatres across the United States this summer, with the screening being a "one-night only engagement." Now, the exact details regarding the select screenings have been announced, with the one-night event taking place on July 18th. For a full list of participating theatres head here, and for those wishing to "demand" a screening in their area, you can go here to do so.

Shut Up and Play the Hits follows the events surrounding the New York outfits' highly publicized final performance at Madison Square Garden late last April, with Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace heading the direction. The film is being diributed by the late Beastie Boys member Adam "MCA" Yauch's distribution and production company Oscilloscope Laboratories, and when asked about the film prior to his passing, this is what he had to say: "It can be pretty clear when a band starts, but perhaps less so when it ends, or how it should end. In that sense, it's brilliant of James [Murphy] to end it in such a definitive way."

The Creators Project and Oscilloscope Laboratories are also running a contest where they will send one winner to a screening of the film in New York City, along with a meet-and-greet with James Murphy himself. Head here for details, and above you can watch the official trailer for the documentary.


[Listen] James Murphy and David Byrne of Talking Heads Speak at Yale

When LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy isn't DJing at London's Boiler Room, he's giving talks at Yale with fellow musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrnes. The two took part in a Yale discussion series called "Art and Music" last month, where they discussed many aspects of New York, but most notably the city's noisy subway turnstiles. Here's what Murphy had to say on the matter:

All the subway turnstiles in New York City…make a beep. It’s a really unpleasant sound and the one that’s right next to it is slightly out of key with it. So, it’s like ‘ehhh….aehhh…uehhh’ Unless you get it wrong and it’s like, ‘No!’ Then it’s the sound of your bruised hip as you hit the thing… So I thought, I love New York and I love its aggression, and I love that it doesn’t make it easier for you to be a member of the city…But, I wanted to change the sound of going through the turnstile to a series of notes—I could do a little program. I could be like, well, the dominant note is the root, this is the fifth, this is the third, have a couple of sevenths, throw a few sixths in there just to be crazy. And during rush hour it would make arpeggiated music. And each subway station could have its own key or tonal set. For me, for a new person going to work, I think it would just be nice. It would be hard not to like that more than ‘shut up, idiot, you’re walking so slow!"

The entirety of the discussion is available to stream below (via WNYC).


[Watch] James Murphy's 50-Minute DJ Set at Boiler Room

Leading up to the release of the LCD Soundsystem documentay SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, the band's frontman James Murphy seems to be filling his downtime with DJ sets. This time around, Murphy set his sights on London's Boiler Room, where the likes of Thom Yorke have deejayed. Murphy's put on a lengthy 50-minute set that was broadcast and recorded in its entierty. Head here to watch his entire set, or stream it below.



[News] LCD Soundsystem Documentary 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' to Arrive in Theatres this Summer

The highly anticipated LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits premiered earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival, but for those of us not lucky enough to have attended the festival, the yearning for James Murphy and co. on the big screen continues. Fortunately, though, the New York outfit's documentary will see limited screen time in theatres across the United States. According to an issued press release, the screenings will be "special one-night-only engagements," with a list of participating theatres and showtimes to be released soon. The documentary will be distributed through Beastie Boys' member MCA's production company Oscilloscope Laboratories.

Above, you can check out the official trailer for the documentary, and after the jump you can watch an exclusive clip from the film.

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[News] LCD Soundsystem to Reissue "Losing My Edge" for Record Store Day 2012

Record Store Day 2012 announcements keep coming in, and today LCD Soundsystem has joined in on the fun. The New York outfit's debut single "Losing My Edge" will be reissued on Record Store Day, April 21st, on 12" vinyl, and is now available to preorder via Midheaven Mailorder.

Along with this announcement is yet another clip from LCD Soundsystem's upcoming film SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, which will be premiered this week at SXSW and officially released later this year. After the jump, you can watch the clip, in which James Murphy discusses how his age played a part in the breakup of the band, via Pitchfork.

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[Watch] LCD Soundsystem's 'Shut Up and Play The Hits' Trailer

Everyone was a little sad last year when LCD Soundsystem announced they were to disband at the height of their career but as often happens with these kinds of things it resulted in some extra special shows for fans. Legendary performances at MSG were well covered and reviewed all over the net. Now LCD are set to release a documentary showing the highs and lows of their career in the build up to the announcement in 2011. The film titled Shut Up and Play The Hits is to be premiered at Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City and will feature tidbits from their rise to popularity along with HD live footage too. The band have graciously offered up this trailer for the documentary. Enjoy.


[Watch] LCD Soundsystem - "Live Alone" (Franz Ferdinand Cover) (Official Video)

Eight months ago, LCD Soundsystem covered Franz Ferdinand's "Live Alone," one of the tracks from the band's 2009 studio effort Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. Now, the cover has an accompanying video, directed by Gabriel Pulecio. The video starts off with blurry, lens-flared clips of New York City, with visuals of a multi-coloured, L.E.D-infused, heart-type machine interspersed throughout. Despite being a little trippy and hard to understand, the visuals and cinematography are worth checking out. Take a look at the 7-and-a-half-minute clip in the player above.


[News] LCD Soundsystem Documentary Set to Debut at Sundance Film Festival

At next year's Sundance Film Festival, a documentary chronicling LCD Soundsystem's farewell show at Madison Square Garden will premiere. The documentary, titled SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, was directed by Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace, and follows "LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy over a crucial 48-hour period, from the day of their final gig at Madison Square Garden to the morning after, the official end of one of the best live bands in the world."

As pointed out by Consequence of Sound, it's currently unclear whether the documentary is the concert film previously mentioned by James Murphy, who, on Facebook, stated: “oh–and quick thing on last show film… it’s taking a long time to edit. sorry. edit is happening in london, so it’s a lot of flying. takes a long time, and then it has to be graded (didn’t know any of this technical stuff before), distributed, etc. taking longer than i expected, so i’m sorry. it’s coming early next year.”

There's be no further information provided on the documentary, but stay tuned for future updates.