There's a good chance you already love one-half of the twin creative force behind the Crystal Ark. Gavin Russom was a member of a little band called LCD Soundsystem, which popularized a particular Nu-Disco-meets-New Order sound endemic to New York-based boutique label DFA. As you may know, LCD has split up. Russom, accordingly, has found a new creative partner, telenovela director and artist Viva Ruiz. The result might be the best dance-pop album of the year.
KFC recently unveiled a new commercial for Dip’ems, “freshly prepared tenders dipped in irresistible sauces.” The catchy, upbeat tune playing in the background bears a striking resemblance to ‘Dance Yrself Clean’ by LCD Soundsystem -- but a closer listen reveals that it is most likely a rip-off as opposed to the original.
LCD Soundsystem's farewell documentary, 'Shut Up and Play the Hits,' was screened in theaters last month for just one night only, but fans who missed the very limited engagement are in luck. Plans to release the film on Oct. 9 as a three-disc Blu-ray and DVD collection have been announced.
The documentary chronicling LCD Soundsystem's last show as a band in 2011 has been receiving critical acclaim during the movie festival season this year. 'Shut Up and Play the Hits' will premiere in movie theaters across the country for one night only on July 18. Band leader James Murphy shared his thoughts on the film before its release.
LCD Soundsystem have developed quite the following since their formation in 2001. Fans were distraught to discover that the dance rockers were hanging up their instruments a decade later. They played a farewell show at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 2, 2011, and a film crew was on hand to document LCD Soundsystem's final days for the film, 'Shut Up and Play the Hits.' A clip from the documentary can now be seen.
LCD Soundsystem's 2005 debut album featured a song titled 'Daft Punk is Playing My House,' and now T.G.I. Friday's seems to have used that same tune as the basis for the soundtrack in a commercial for the ubiquitous American food chain. As Pitchfork reports, the new Friday's ad for its "2 for $10" appetizer and entree special "features a song that sounds suspiciously similar to the music from" the LCD song.