New LCD Soundsystem – “Big Ideas” (Stereogum Premiere)

brandon | February 25, 2008 - 11:07 am

Hot on the heels of Oscar night, we have the aforementioned soundtrack tune from LCD Soundsystem (of Your Favorite Album Of 2007, fame), which was commissioned for the forthcoming math-kids-counting-cards-in-Vegas Robert Luketic-directed film 21 starring Kevin Spacey (as a math prof), Kate Bosworth (as a “sexy” math teamer), Laurence Fishburne (the casino’s enforcer), etc. The instrumental section sorta reminds us of Throbbing Gristle’s “Hot On The Heels Of Love,” so our opening cliché isn’t entirely accidental.

LCD Soundsystem - 'Big Ideas'

That long instrumental intro seems to suggest a chase scene. Or maybe a really bad-ass game of blackjack. Regardless, it rocks, finding LCD in the continual top dance-funk form they located on Sound Of Silver. 21’s premiering at SXSW on 3/7, with a party celebrating the release of soundtrack set for 3/13. Here’s the tracklist:

01 The Rolling Stones (Soulwax Remix) – “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”
02 MGMT – “Time To Pretend”
03 LCD Soundsystem – “Big Ideas”
04 D. Sardy featuring Liela Moss – “Giant”
05 Amon Tobin – “Always”
06 Peter Bjorn and John – “Young Folks”
07 Junkie XL featuring Electrocute – “Mad Pursuit”
08 Get Shakes – “Sister Self Doubt”
09 The Aliens – “I Am Unknown”
10 Rihanna – “Shut Up And Drive”
11 Knivez Out – “Alright”
12 Domino – “Tropical Moonlight”
13 UNKLE – “Hold My Hand”
14 Mark Ronson featuring Kasabian – “L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)”
15 Broadcast – “Tender Buttons”

If you’re into blackjack, mathematics, or Kate Bosworth, you can dig further at the movie’s official site.