i write songs all the time. sometimes they’re just weird songs i sing while changing a baby, or songs about annoying things that i sing to myself, or to friends while sitting at a bar, or about christmas, or new york. sometimes these songs live in my head for years and have verses upon verses added to them, almost infinitely. sometimes they’re just ghosts of ideas, and sometimes they’re fully-formed things which float in front of me, seeming like they’d be easy to make flesh, only to fight furiously as soon as i try to pin them down in any way. some of them i make with friends in a room with instrument things. only a tiny fraction of these...
Tony Visconti recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss David Bowie's forthcoming album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) and how they were heavily influenced byKendrick Lamar, that it features James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and a jazz quartet fronted by Donny McCaslin helped the process. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
"We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll."
I mixed it significantly differently than the film [Shut Up and Play the Hits], because the film is mixed for your eye and the record is mixed for your ears. The film is mixed digitally, because you have to watch it in a theater and make little adjustments all through for a four-hour film, whereas the record is just mixed analog to tape, the way I normally do.
In a lawsuit, DFA accuses Goldsworthy of failing to perform services he was paid for, owing outstanding loans, improperly using the company credit card and making unauthorized withdrawals from its bank accounts.
An LCD Soundsystem documentary focusing on the final show in Madison Square Garden in April 2011 will be in select theaters on July 18 only. It's titled Shut Up And Play The Hits, and you can see both a trailer for the film and the theaters where it will be in the replies.
Stream the Franz FerdinandCovers EP, which was released as part of Record Store Day, here. The release features the likes of Debbie Harry, LCD Soundsystem and Peaches covering songs from the band's last album, Tonight.
The first person to reply to this thread who can arrange for their own transportation to or are from Los Angeles will win a pair of tickets to LCD Soundsystem's sold-out show at the Palladium in LA on June 4th. LCD's great new album This Is Happening is in stores now.
In celebration of LCD Soundsystem's new album This Is Happening being released today, we are giving away a limited edition poster and a copy of the CD. This contest is only open to residents of the United States; first person to reply to this wins the prize.
In addition to their tour together, Arcade Fire and LCD Soundsystemwill be releasing a limited edition split 7" with LCD covering Joy Division's "No Love Lost" and Arcade Fire covering Serge Gainsbourg's "Poupee de Cire."
The first couple dates of Arcade Fire's next North American tour have been announced. LCD Soundsystem will be the main support for all dates, and the tour will last until early October. Arcade Fire will be making a limited number of tickets available for purchase directly through arcadefire.com prior to the tickets going on sale to the general public. Ticket pre-sales will start on Wednesday, June 20 at 10am Mountain via this site and end Friday, June 22 at 3PM Mountain.