After holing up for ages in The Manshun in L.A. with a crew wearing all white on the recording site of Blood Sugar Sex Magik et al, James Murphy’s completed the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem record that still needs a name but finally has a release date (5/18). And since this may or may not be the last LCD LP ever — he told Rolling Stone that he “made a band that was about how I felt about music, as an argument, and I feel like I’ve kind of explained myself and it’s time to do something else” — let’s make things a little easier on him, as we did Fiona Apple, and come up with a design treatment for the new record. Hell we can name it, too, since he provided some guidelines:
The last record was called Sound of Silver because I thought the first album sounded too woody. So I went back to the same studio and made it silver, just to be in a different head space.
So that’s the Sound Of Silver, literally. This one will be the sound of a Laurel Canyon mansion, but you can do better than that. Post up your titles, and post up your album covers — the comments will render .jpgs, as this Hole post demonstrates unforgettably.
Ann, Bill, and whatshisname mostly like “Bye Bye Bayou.” Bill gets dance music. And Ann looks like Kristin Wiig impersonating Kathie Lee Gifford during the Buraka Som Sistema bit.
For now, the Title TBA LP’s tracklist:
01 “Dance Yrself Clean”
02 “Drunk Girls” *
03 “One Touch”
04 “All I Want”
05 “Change” *
06 “Hit” *
07 “Pow Pow”
08 “Somebody’s Calling Me” *
10 “What You Need”
[Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty]