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[watch] Holy Ghost!//Teenagers in Heat

Brooklyn-based band Holy Ghost! have unveiled a lyric video for their song “Teenagers In Heat,” a song co-produced by James Murphy that the band gave away for free last week.

“Teenagers in Heat” is an outtake from the recording sessions that birthed the band’s upcoming sophomore record Dynamics, which will be released on September 10th via DFA Records.  Dynamics is the follow-up to the group’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, released back in 2011.

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[on repeat] Holy Ghost!//Teenagers in Heat

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Holy Ghost!, along with James Murphy, co-produced this oh-so-good track during the Dynamics sessions.  It won’t be on the upcoming new album, but Holy Ghost! were nice enough to give it away for free!  Holy Ghost!’s second LP, Dynamics, is due out September 10 on DFA Records.

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[on the road] Sleigh Bells

sleigh bells @ bowery ballroom ny credit: davidandrako.com

Sleigh Bells are finishing up their tour supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers, but once they’re done with that, the duo will hit the road on their own summer tour this July.  The headlining shows kick off July 2nd in Burlington, VT, and wrap at DC’s Merriweather Post Pavillion on July 22nd, where they’ll hit the stage with Hot Chip and James Murphy!   Throughout the tour, Sleigh Bells will be joined by Class Actress and Jel for a handful of stops.  They’ll also be making some festival stops, including Forecastle and Pitchfork.  As of right now, there are no west coast stops are set, but hopefully that will change as tour gets closer.

07-02 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-03 Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-05 Montreal, Quebec – Corona (w/ Jel)
07-06 Ottawa, Ontario – Lebreton Flats Park (Ottawa Blues Festival)
07-07 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-09 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-10 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-12 Kansas City, MO – Beaumont Club (w/ Jel)
07-13 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Fest
07-14 Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Festival
07-16 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage (w/ Jel)
07-17 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-18 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls (w/ Class Actress and Jel)
07-19 Philadelphia, PA – Making Time 12th Anniversary HYPER-RAGER (w/ Dave P & Sammy Slice, Making Time DJs)
07-22 Washington, DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion (w/ Hot Chip and James Murphy)

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In Remembrance…LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy and Co. took the stage yesterday to bid farewell.  LCD Soundsystem’s played their last live show and those lucky enough to score tickets to the sold-out performance, at Madison Square Garden, were treated to 3-hours plus of dancing themselves clean with some of the best dance/electronic/pop music of the last 10 years.

I wasn’t one of the lucky ones in attendance, but I was lucky enough to catch the act live last Fall in support of This Is Happening.  That was one big dance party, so I can only imagine how much fun last nights show must have been (Donald Glover has some really nice thoughts on the performance over at iamdonald.com).

photo courtesy of iamdonald.com

I’m not going to write much more on this.  It’s sad that such a good band have said goodbye, especially considering the current outbreak of horrible cookie-cutter pop music infecting the airwaves (Ke$ha, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, etc).  But i’m glad the band is going out on their terms.  They did what they set out to do and they’re happy with the results.

Normally, I would include a track or two after my ramblings, but not today.  One, I don’t have permission.  Two, it’s way too hard to pick one or two tracks to sum up LCD Soundsystem.  Three, if you’re reading this post, chances are you already have everything produced by the band and there’s really no need to double up…but like me, you may not have seen LCD’s last show.

Pitchfork was nice enough to stream the entire show live yesterday (they also put together a really good, in-depth history of LCD  — You Were There: The Complete LCD Soundsystem).  Supposedly, the stream was supposed to be a one time thing and  if you didn’t tune in live, you missed out.  Luckily the internet doesn’t forget anything and I was able to find the entire show on youtube.  I’m not sure how long it will last, so check it out below while you still can.
UPDATE (4/6): looks like the internet police took the farewell concert video down, but i’m sure you can find them elsewhere.

And lastly, THANK YOU, LCD Soundsytem…THANK YOU.

Paste Magazine put out a good list of their 10 favorite LCD tracks.  I think Great Release should be included, but I pretty much agree with the picks otherwise.