Monday, March 12, 2007

LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver, Post Hype

While the Arcade Fire (or as we should dub the populist band Ourcade Fire) was justifiably sucking up all of the blogosphere's attention James Murphy was getting set to release an album that leaked about two months earlier than Neon Bible, and that may actually be twice as good. I'm hoping that it recieves a post release boost more significant than that of other indie-inclined acts who seem to be on the cusp of tipping into the mainstream.

The album is at the moment the only thing giving Marnie Stern's art-rock master work a run for it's money and at this point it may even be winning. On Saturday I was forced to borrow my friend's copy of this album, because I couldn't imagine facing several hours of DJing without James Murphy buying me at least 20 minutes. It finds it's way into your head, so easily digestible, so instantly knowable, and yet so singularly interesting.

Get off your high horse people! "Read all the pamphlets and watch the tapes!"

I know you're tired and you've been overwhelmed by Canadians and mandolins for weeks. But listen to those drum machines crackle, listen to those squiggly synths. Come on hype machine, Got another week in you?


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