After fourteen years since it was released it's time to revisit 'Sound Of Silver', the Grammy nominated, superb second album from LCD Soundsystem.
Arriving seemingly fully formed and creatively fertile just after the turn of the century, LCD Soundsystem shifted the world of dance and electronic music with their innovative sound. By the time the band were only a few years old and ready to unleash their debut, eponymous, album on the world back in 2005 they were already a highly regarded band. With the release of their single Daft Punk Is Playing In My House they cemented their ever growing reputation. The album and single were both Grammy nominated.
It didn't take long for LCD Soundsystem to get to work on the follow up to their debut, as well as also providing a 45 minute soundtrack to Nike's Original Run series. Sound Of Silver, their second album, was as well received as it's predecessor and it too became Grammy nominated for best Electronic/Dance album. The band's sophomore album was recorded during 2006 at both Long View Farm in Massachusetts and the DFA Studios in New York. The nine song record, released on March 12th 2007, gave rise to four singles in total, the first of which, North American Scum was released ahead of the album in February.
LCD Soundsystem was released on this day (January 24) in 2005.
We can hardly believe it's been fifteen years since the release of New York rock collective LCD Soundsystem's critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The iconic record was released through DFA Records, which frontman James Murphy co-founded, and featured some of their most memorable songs.
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
Nominated for the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album, the album was produced by Murphy and the DFA team at studios in Massachusetts and Manhattan. It featured singles such as signature song Losing My Edge, Give It Up, Yeah, Movement, Disco Infiltrator and Tribulations, as well as the band's breakout single Daft Punk Is Playing at My House.
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LCD Soundsystem have hit the top spot in the Billboard 200 Album Chart for the first time thanks to their fourth, aptly-titled record 'American Dream'.
LCD Soundsystem have landed their first number one album in the US.
The New York rockers' aptly-titled record 'American Dream' has shot straight to the summit of the Billboard 200 Album Chart after selling 85,000 units, 81,000 of which were traditional album sales, according to figures from Nielsen Music.
The record was released on September 1 and the figures were recorded up to the week ending September 7.
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The dance-rock band land their first ever number one.
LCD Soundsystem have finally launched their highly anticipated comeback album two years after coming off their hiatus, and it's safe to say it's been one hell of a return. 'American Dream' has landed them their first ever Billboard chart number one and they truly deserve it.
LCD Soundsystem performing live
'American Dream' dropped on September 1st 2017 and debuted at the top of the Billboard 200, selling 85,000 copies in its first week. That includes the free copies that went out with tickets to their forthcoming North American tour. It's actually the only new release to feature on the top 10 upon its release, pushing Lil Uzi Vert's 'Luv Is Rage 2' to number two and XXXtentacion's '17' to number three.
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Thursday: As you walk the steady incline up to the festival site, chatter sparks from all directions from your fellow festival-goers as you reach the first gate to pass through. Swallowed by the atmosphere, you briefly snap out of your daze and remind yourself that you're surrounded by your friends equally happy to be reunited together.
Todd Terje is on in 20 minutes at the Bowers & Wilkins Sound System stage. Inhaling from my cigarette I look up and see a small stage to my left but more impressively, the Parc Del Forum at large. It's a beautiful structure which dominates the immediate skyline, towering over the site and its weekend habitants with the Mediterranean ocean stretching out behind it. You're at Primavera Sound - and trust me when I say that it's one of the best festivals you can experience on this side of the Atlantic.
We enter the Sound System Stage and I immediately notice that the speakers are ridiculously crisp. With Terje about to start, we queue up for some incredibly boozy mojitos and caipirinhas and head over to the tent which is already packed at 4pm. He is warmly welcomed onto the stage by a happy-go-lucky crowd as he punches into his much loved disco-revivalism, fiddles with classics and modern tracks alike as well as throwing in a couple of his much beloved hits.
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As summer edges itself into our periphery, as does the annual build-up of festival season. Entering its 16th year, Primavera Sound has grown vastly from its humble origins in 2001.
Situated in Barcelona at Parc del Forum by the seaside, it's garnered international acclaim for obtaining some of the most diverse line-ups in the circuit, accommodating for some of the most iconic and internationally known artists as well as celebrating independent and underground music. It provides an inter-generational space for music lovers and festival-goers the world over.
The main festival this year is spread out over four days, beginning on the 1st of June and ending on the 5th. Throughout that time-frame well over 200 artists will perform at one of the most sought after festivals of the summer, which has now completely sold out. Spread out over nine stages (including a Hidden Stage), Primavera Sound will be bringing once again an eclectic line-up to the sunny shores of Barcelona.
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Yes, you read that correctly: Murphy's latest project involved remixing the musical results of a computer algorithm that interpreted tennis match data.
He was the frontman of one of the most critically well-received bands of the noughties, but James Murphy hasn’t been kicking his heels since the split of LCD Soundsystem. The musician and record label owner has shared a collection of remixes he has made which used data from this year’s US Open tennis competition.
Having teamed up with IBM, who used an algorithm which took a multitude of data from the tournament’s individual matches and produced them into over 400 hours of music, Murphy agreed to remix some of the results and has come up with twelve compositions. It’s something of a labour of love, suffice to say.
James Murphy has shared a collection of remixes made from the data of US Open tennis matches
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Get behind Murphy's Subway Symphony.
James Murphy’s days with LCD Soundsystem are over, but he’s still experimenting with ways to innovate with music. His Subway Symphony project sets out to accompany the daily commute with musical compositions, each unique to a certain subway line.
James Murphy Wants Subway: The Musical
According to a brand new website set up for the purposes of explanation and recruitment of thought, Murphy explains that he’s been “trying for 15 years” to forge a musical partnership between New York’s famous transport system and his brand of electronic music. Currently, he says, “each turnstile emits its own beep, all of which are slightly out of tune with one another, creating a dissonant rubbing-styrofoam-on-glass squeak in stations all around New York City,” on the petition site.
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The video for 'Reflektor' was released on Monday, with the album artwork and further details on their fourth album emerging later that day
Arcade Fire are back with a whole heap of new material and album details to share with the ever-loving fans, with the band beginning to slowly leak more and more information about Reflektor over the course of 9 September. First we got the single and video for 'Reflektor,' then the news that Reflektor will be the name of the next album, and most recently we learned that it would be a double album, whilst also being treated to the artwork for the album. Monday was a good day.
Frontman Win Butler will return with his bandmates next month
The Anton Corbijn-directed video for the first track from the album, which features someone with an uncannily similar voice to David Bowie appearing mid-way through, began the torrent of AF album news that flooded newsfeeds across the web yesterday, and soon more and more information about the album was being revealed over the course of the day. The band's online store was updated to feature an album image baring Renaissance sculptor Auguste Rodin's marble imagining of Orpheus and Eurydice, which we asume is the official artwork for the album. The online store where the artwork was found also seemed to reveal that the upcoming fourth release from the Canadian band will be a double album too.
After spearheading a new generation's take on punk and penning the default floorfiller ('Daft Punk.') and, arguably, the single best track ('All My Friends') of the last ten years, the news that LCD Soundsystem's forthcoming third album is set to be James Murphy's last marks the end of a remarkable period in dance music. From the synth-pop implosions of 'Movement' and 'Yeah' - tonight both catalysts for near-riot - to the tear-jerking likes of 'Someone Great', the notion of anything less than downright astounding is one with which Murphy evidently struggles, and one that marks him out as one of the genre's most vital figures.
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