With less than a month to go before the release of LCD Soundsystem’s comeback album, American Dream, the group has shared a new song. It’s titled “tonite” and was previously debuted live during LCD’s five-night stand at Brooklyn Steel back in April. American Dream officially lands in stores September 1st. “tonite” follows the tracks “call the police” and “american dream”. The reunited outfit (thanks, David Bowie!) recently expanded its US tour behind the LP.
Arcade Fire have announced their fifth album Everything Now will be released next month on Columbia. You can now hear the official stream of the title track after the band’s surprise released it on 12″ at Primavera Festival this week.
The disco-inflected track is produced by the band along with Pulp’s Steve Mackey and Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter, though no details have surfaced about the full tracklist or production credits. Arcade Fire’s last album, 2014’s Reflektor was produced by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, although he might be a little busy with bringing his own band back to help out this time. Everything Now is out July 28.
Park Hotel are a London based post-electronic dance outfit centred on the creative duo of Tim Abbey and Rebeca Marcos-Rosa. The band explore the mirrorball-noir territory between alternative arena electronica and wired downtown songwriting. ‘Gone As A Friend’ is the bands impressive debut single – a sort of cross between Talking Heads and LCD Soundsystem.
Ten Fé dropped a cover of Underworld’s Born Slippy .NUXX. The band transformed the original dance track into an amazing emotive rock anthem that has the feel of New Order or LCD Soundsystem.
Ten Fé’s debut album drops in February. Named Hit The Light. The album is the result of 4 long years’ of work, which has led them from busking on the London Underground, through a bedroom in Birmingham, to eventually recording in Berlin. The depth of their relationship, creative and personal, has seen them through. It’s no coincidence the name of this band means “Have faith”.
Dan Boeckner, guitarist of the edgy band Wolf Parade, changes register and moves into the sphere of eighties electronic pop and synth-pop with Operators, a project that he shares with drummer Sam Brown (Devojka, Divine Fits) with whom he updates the dark sounds of bands such as New Order and Joy Division. After publishing a presentation EP in 2014, the band has released their first LP this year Blue Wave, an album that has elements of LCD Soundsystem, Depeche Mode and Future Islands. This next friday night at Primavera Club.
Shaking up styles and wrecking stages with their explosive indie-electronic performance, Aldo The Band are one of the most representative bands of the Brazilian alternative scene. Their acclaimed second album Giant Flea is a good example of how it’s possible to blur the boundaries between synth lines, sequencers and drums machines like LCD Soundsystem with Pavement guitars and Prince vocals. With a non-obviously spicy Brazilian touch, the two brothers André and Murilo Faria open new ways of dialogue between electronic music and indie rock, materializing the urban chaos and night energy of São Paulo city. They have opened for bands such as La Roux, The xx and AlunaGeorge, and owe their name to their crazy uncle, Mr. Aldo, who used to take the brothers through Sao Paulo’s wild nightlife while they were still kids. It’s their time to give it back!