LCD Soundsystem – “Dance Yrself Clean” & “I Can Change”

By Amrit Singh / April 12, 2010

You may know one of these from the post in which we talked about LCD Soundsystem mercilessly ravaging Music Hall Of Williamsburg last Thursday; regardless, both will come as a soothing balm to those (I know you’re out there) irritated by the chanted dumb-fun paean to drunk girls called “Drunk Girls.” Album opening “Dance Yrself Clean” picks up a thread from Sound Of Silver, James talking about all his friends (“Talking like a jerk except you are an actual jerk / And living proof that sometimes friends are mean”) in droll bits over spare taps, then explodes at 3:10 when you’re rewarded for having turned up the volume to listen closer to his lyrics — James Murphy is a trickster when it comes to mixing audio levels, imagine that. In addition there’s the MHOW-debuted existential synth jam “I Can Change,” which Rob Sheffield described as sounding “like Brian Eno taking Ecstasy on the beach with Morrissey and Depeche Mode.” If you’re into that sorta thing.

Hear them at We All Want Someone. And don’t forget “Pow Pow.” This Is Happening is happening 5/17 via DFA/Virgin. The band’s on tonight at Webster Hall (doors at 9PM, Fall On Your Sword 10PM, Mr. Murphy 11PM), then at Coachella later this week. Get ready — they are.