Thursday, December 12, 2013

LCD Soundsystem To Release Final Show As Live Album Next Year

LCD Soundsystem's final show took place at New York's Madison Square Garden in April 2011, and was documented in the 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' film. Now, James Murphy has confirmed a live album of the show next year.

Speaking to Rolling Stone Murphy said: 

And finally, Jesus, the fucking live album. It’s killing me. That’s been just murder... 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... It was like the concert happened, and then I spent the next year and a half fucking with it. I was like, “I’m done! Ah, shit. I gotta go deal with the fucking movie.” I had to do Shut Up and Play the Hits, and dealing with the live footage, and mixing all the sound for the live footage, and then I had to do the whole four-hour concert and edit all that footage and mix everything. It was great, but also, like, shitting hell. It really just refused to die. I guess somebody else would just have someone else deal with the movie, but I'm an idiot and wanted to mix all that audio.

It is expected to be released in early 2014.

Watch the band performing "Dance Yrself Clean" from 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' below.

Watch: Crystal Fighters Drop "Love Natural" Music Video

London based electro-pop five piece Crystal Fighters have dropped a new video for their new single "Love Natural". 

The song is part of our current playlist and has been selected to appear on the FIFA 14 soundtrack. It is taken from the band's sophomore album 'Cave Rave', released back in May. Grab your copy here.

Directed by Ben Perry & Duncan Christie, the clip tells the story of a teenage boy hanging out with two girlfriends, having fun, he's in love, naturally, and the two girls take advantage of him. 

Take a look below.

Watch: Breton Premiere Music Video For New Single "Envy"

London-based electronic/experimental outfit Breton (named after Surrealist founder Andre Breton) have premiered the video for their brand new single "Envy".

The song has been added to our current playlist and is the second taste of taken from their upcoming sophomore album 'War Room Stories', which will be released in February 3 2014 via Believe Recordings. Pre-order the new album here and get Envy instantly.

Previously the band have already unveiled the video for the album's lead single "Got Well Soon".

The video was directed by by the band's frontman Roman Rappak, who explained: "All our videos have been narrative-based films without the band in them, so the most controversial thing was to actually include us in the playing the track. But in many ways, this is the version of the band a great deal of people are familiar with, as we have played over 150 shows in the past 10 months."  

Watch it below.

Watch: Wampire Release Music Video For "Giants"

Portland based synth pop band Wampire have released a new video for their latest single "Giants".

The song is part of our current playlist and is taken from their debut album 'Curiosity', which was released back in May via Polyvinyl Records. Last month the band shared the video for the album's lead single "The Hearse".

The video was directed by David Fine, who said: "We had a Sony F55 on loan for a day and wanted to make a music video while we had it. The concept for the video was simple: a guy with no shirt on is yelling at a girl. Surrounding that simple idea we created a story about a relationship in peril. I hope it’s funny and a bit disturbing."

Check out below.


Watch: Tesla Boy Unveil New Video For "Broken Doll (feat. Tyson)"

Russian new wave/synth-pop trio Tesla Boy have unveiled the video for their latest single "Broken Doll (feat. Tyson)",

The song  was released as a single last month (November 26) and is taken from their sophomore album 'The Universe Made of Darkness', which was released in May via 21. Get your copy of the album now from iTunes.

Take a look at the video below.


Watch: Bombay Bicycle Club Premiere New Single "It’s Alright Now" Lyric Video

London indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club have premiered an animated lyric video for "It’s Alright Now", the second song taken from their upcoming fourth studio album 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'. 

As previously announced, the album features 10 new tracks and will be out on 3rd February via Island Records.

You can pre-order your copy here, and get an instant download of "It's Alright Now" and their first single, "Carry Me". Both songs are part of our current playlist.

Watch/listen below.