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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesday Bears: LCD Soundsystem gets "Drunk"

I admit I've been talking an awful lot about LCD Soundsystem lately. Be it the pre-release of This is Happening, their upcoming and brutally fantastic follow up to 2007's Sound of Silver, or getting a full taste of the album for free at the band's website, James Murphy and Co. have been making a lot of noise in the blogosphere.

Yesterday, the group released the first video from the upcoming album for "Drunk Girls." The single, in typical fashion of the fun-romps "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" and "North American Scum," stands out as This is Happening's most danceable, funny and accessible song.

The video, directed by Spike Jonze, features guerrilla furries making a, well, drunken mess of the band. The final product ends up being hands-down one of the year's finest music videos.

This is Happening is scheduled for release May 18 in the U.S. via DFA and Virgin Records. You can pre order the album here.

LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Bears: Flamings Lips bring their "Dark Side" to Fallon

Last Friday, April 16, The Flaming Lips and album helpers Stardeath and White Dwarfs brought their taste of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon to the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon stage.

Celebrating the release of the album's vinyl release on record store day, the band brought out the biggest and brightest for their cover version, exploding in an electric ray of colors. For anyone who may have thought (or feared) the Flaming' version would be a direct cover of Pink Floyd's, no need to worry.

You can catch the Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs performing their entire version of Dark Side this year's Bonnaroo. The album is available now.

The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs - Breathe (Pink Floyd Cover on Live on Fallon)