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Saturday, May 15th, 2010

CONTEST – LCD Soundsystem @ The Kool Haus – May 25, 2010

Photo via FacebookFacebookBetter late than never, right? That’s the only consolation I can offer myself for having largely ignored LCD Soundsystem for so long. And it’s not that I can claim ignorance (not being the same thing as ignoring, despite their etymological connection) – I gave their 2005 self-titled debut a passing writeup, saw them play at ACL 2007 and even saw them rank 6th in my 2007 reader’s poll for Sound Of Silver. So why, with all of this, have I never given them more than the most passing listen? I think I’d assumed that they were just a shouty, ironic dance-rock band and while they are all those things, but never twigged on to how smart, hilarious and utterly catchy their stuff was, either. Shame on me.

But finally revisiting (or visiting for the first time, in the case of Silver) their works in advance of next week’s release of their third – an possibly final – album This Is Happening has been a minor revelation, hitting a spot that I didn’t necessarily know I needed hit. And the timing is also ideal in that it allows me to hit up what might be their last show in Toronto – hey, last record generally means last tour – at the Kool Haus on May 25. Tickets for the show are $35 in advance but courtesy of Embrace, I have two pairs of passes to give away for the show. To enter, email me at contests AT chromewaves.net with “I want to lose my edge with LCD Soundsystem” in the subject line and your full name in the body, and get that in to me before midnight, May 20.

Clash has a five-part interview with LCD mainman James Murphy; The Guardian wraps up their feature piece in one.

Video: LCD Soundsystem – “Drunk Girls”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “Someone Great”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “North American Scum”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “Tribulations”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “Daft Punk Is Playing”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “Movement”
Video: LCD Soundsystem – “Losing My Edge”

By : Frank Yang at 12:57 pm
Category: Contests

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