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LCD Soundsystem and their LA Mansion
March 27, 2010 2:00 PM   Subscribe

LCD Soundsystem has released a short series of surprisingly interesting promotional videos for their as yet unannounced album showing James Murphy and collaborators dicking around the LA Mansion where they recorded it (3, 2, 1). The first single from the new album, Drunk Girls, has been released to pitchfork.
James Murphy told us that the song is "about drunk people and fun things and the fact that all of the boys of the L.A. mansion we recorded at were called 'the girls' by our chef. We were the ladies of the mansion.
posted by The Devil Tesla (29 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
A minor correction Drunk Girls is the second single, the first single from the album was Bye Bye Bayou

I love James.. he's like a grumpy hipster :) Not sure this falls into BOTW, but whatevs.
posted by analogue at 2:09 PM on March 27, 2010


Whoops, correction to my correction.. I guess Bye Bye Bayou's not on the album.

Carry on :D
posted by analogue at 2:10 PM on March 27, 2010


Correction correction! Bye Bye Bayou, according to that youtube page, "won't be featuring on their next album which is due March 2010." But yea, it's pretty sweet.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:13 PM on March 27, 2010


Absolute BOTW. Loved it.
posted by kaspen at 2:24 PM on March 27, 2010


LCD Soundsystem provided a perfect sound track during my motorcycle commute on Thursday morning. That's all I have to contribute to this post at this time.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:36 PM on March 27, 2010


Beatles vs LCD Soundsystem vs the Kinks

Finally, a mashup I like.
posted by Faze at 2:40 PM on March 27, 2010 [11 favorites]


yessssssssssssssss.
posted by krautland at 2:46 PM on March 27, 2010


Wish I was one of those people who are smart enough to get paid getting fucked up and making shit music all day long.
posted by thylacine at 3:12 PM on March 27, 2010


Is that the same house from Californication? Besides the same huge flag on the ceiling, the room looks the same.
posted by geoff. at 3:36 PM on March 27, 2010


"Drunk Girls" is a nice song but it feels more like an album track than a single to me. I'm eager to hear it in the context of the larger album.
posted by LSK at 4:25 PM on March 27, 2010


loved this, thanks.
Losing my edge, when I first heard it, struck me as one of the most honest songs a hipster has ever made. Still does. Which, granted, isnt' really saying much, but still.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 4:28 PM on March 27, 2010


Well thylacine, perhaps you aught to make a product which a sufficiently large audience considers to be 'Awesome' and will buy from you, because right now the market for heaping spite online has pretty much collapsed.

As it stands, on the lines of 'losing my edge', I thought All My Friends was a shockingly tender song for a band that loves to rock out so hard. (This live performance being proof you can have both at once.)
posted by kaspen at 4:49 PM on March 27, 2010 [3 favorites]


In Under the Dome, there's a prolonged scene of mayhem during which a LCD Soundsytem CD is playing. I think King must have been listening to it.
posted by angrycat at 4:58 PM on March 27, 2010


Is that the same house from Californication?

Yup, it's Rick Rubin's recording/production abode, aka "The Mansion." RHCP recorded Blood Sugar Sex Magic here, as documented in the film Funky Monks (available in its entirety on YT, btw).
posted by prinado at 4:59 PM on March 27, 2010 [4 favorites]


The other albums recorded there, according to Wikipedia:

Marilyn Manson: Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
American Head Charge: The War of Art
The Mars Volta: De-Loused in the Comatorium
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Fortune Faded & Save the Population (from the sessions of an as yet, unreleased album)
Slipknot: Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)
System of a Down: Mezmerize & Hypnotize
Ours: Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium
Linkin Park: Minutes to Midnight
Maroon 5 : It Won't Be Soon Before Long

So yeah, it's haunted.
posted by swift at 5:29 PM on March 27, 2010 [3 favorites]


making shit music all day long.
did simon garfunkel on your bed again?
posted by krautland at 5:56 PM on March 27, 2010 [2 favorites]


Outstanding use of the "dicking" tag.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:15 PM on March 27, 2010 [1 favorite]


"Drunk Girls" is a nice song but it feels more like an album track than a single to me.

I felt the same way about North American Scum from Sound of Silver until I listened to it a zillion times.

I'm eager to hear it in the context of the larger album.

I'm excited about both!!
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:46 PM on March 27, 2010


Wish I was one of those people who are smart enough to get paid getting fucked up and making shit music all day long.

Finally, someone who agrees with me! See, I too begrudge a man who has slogged through the music scene for two decades while somehow managing to maintain a unique voice, top-notch production values, and keen satirical sense the opportunity to work on his art. Where do these people get off, writing intelligent, odd-ball pop songs and getting paid to do it? It just gets my goat is what it gets, if I'm going to be 100% honest with you. Gets it bad.
posted by ford and the prefects at 9:17 PM on March 27, 2010 [4 favorites]


that drunk girls song is terrible. I really don't get it.

here's the original
posted by bhnyc at 9:35 PM on March 27, 2010


here's the original

Oh hay, they are kind of similar. I fully expect an eventual mashup.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 1:11 AM on March 28, 2010


Wish I was one of those people who are smart enough to get paid getting fucked up and making shit music all day long.

The secret, I believe, is just to do it. Decide you're a worthy artist(e), quite your day job, find a crumbling manse somewhere, install a studio, do drugs etc.

Eventually, you will either die pathetically or Lady Gaga will hear about you via Youtube ... and so on.
posted by philip-random at 1:44 AM on March 28, 2010


That was fun. I love these guys.

Clip 4 (broken on their site).
posted by Jon-A-Thon at 2:56 AM on March 28, 2010


LA?!?!?

What a bunch of sellout poseur douchebags.

Really, lots of light, temperate weather, swimming pools and huge spaces are not conducive to creativity. Just look at what tripe usually comes out of that city.

Git yer ass back to a NYC basement that you can barely afford. Now we're talking.

not really anti-LA, just can't help myself. :)
posted by fungible at 9:49 AM on March 28, 2010 [1 favorite]


Wish I was one of those people who are smart enough to get paid getting fucked up and making shit music all day long.
I remember reading a few years ago that James Murphy doesn't do drugs anymore [citation needed].

As for this new single, it's a grower like most of the LCD Soundsystem singles. For those who've mentioned that it sounds like an "album track," let me assure you that, when heard live, those "album tracks" come alive like you wouldn't believe.

It was during the LA recording that Aziz Ansari (of Parks & Rec, etc) tweeted this picture, which shows all the crazy stuff James Murphy was getting up to in The Mansion.
posted by sleeping bear at 4:48 PM on March 28, 2010


BROvolone cheese!!
posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:20 PM on March 28, 2010


LCD Soundsystem, like most indie-electronica, is aggressively bland. This is my opinion.
posted by Ratio at 8:35 PM on March 28, 2010


LCD Soundsystem, like most indie-electronica, is aggressively awesome. This is my opinion.
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:51 PM on March 29, 2010


Coming up next on "At The Movies..."
posted by Joey Michaels at 5:51 PM on March 29, 2010


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