Videos: LCD Soundsystem :: Tripod :: Sunday Nov 21

LCD Soundsystem were billeted in Dublin’s over the weekend as they closed their European Tour with three nights in Tripod. I’m sure there will be plenty written elsewhere so I’ll keep it short.

Sunday’s show was absolutely amazing as they did their best to lift the roof off the old Harcourt Street Station with a career spanning, essentially ‘greatest hits’ set. The show seemed to have an added edge due no doubt to it being the last show of their European Tour. It wasn’t until the encore that the enormity of situation struck me, this could be in fact my last chance to catch them live. I hope this isn’t the end.

So many highlights, ‘Losing My Edge’ & ‘Drunk Girls’ in particular but I promised to keep it short but it’s not often you shell out close to €50 and don’t feel aggrieved, this was a masterclass!

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Thanks again to Stevie Moon for the help with the camera work.

Video: Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

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New video for Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ directed by Spike Jonze depicting a snap shot of Texan suburban life apparently. It’s taken from the album of the same name which received mixed reviews earlier in the year but it’s really grown on me these past few months.

The band plays Dublin’s O2 on December 5th.

Videos: FMC Tour ‘Kill’

On Friday night the FMC Tour w/ Fionn Regan, And I Watch You From Afar and Jape was in town, by town I mean The Late Lounge in Kill. As it’s a little closer to my home turf than Limerick it would be frightfully rude not to attend, so for the second time in 6 days I was treated to three Irish acts of the highest caliber.

In short all three were excellent, a beautifully intricate masterclass of an acoustic show from Fionn Regan followed by an electrifying Jape set including some new tunes (see below) and an absolute aural assault as expected from ASIWYFA. Hopefully we can look forward to something similar next year.

There’s some videos including two new Jape tracks after the jump. Kudos to Stevie Moon for the camera assistance once again, enjoy.

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Download: Shit Robot – Take ‘Em Up

LCD Soundsystem take over Dublin’s Tripod for three nights this weekend and yours truly is lucky enough be going to Sunday nights show. The line-up has been made all the more special with the addition of fellow DFA label mate Shit Robot (Aka Dubliner Marcus Lambkin) in the support slot. This has the potential to be one of the best gigs of 2010.

I’m not gonna waste any more of your time, AU Magazine have all you need to know about the man, myth and eh….music, here. Also RCRD LBL are giving away his latest single ‘Take ‘Em Up (Feat Nancy Whang)’ as a free download.

Stream it below or grab it here.

Shit Robot – Take ‘Em Up via H Records

Free Download: Gang of Four EP

Legendary Leeds post punk band Gang of Four will release Content, their first album of new material in 16 years. As a taste of what’s to come, The Guardian have a free three-track EP to download (if you don’t mind parting with an email address).

The EP features a reworked version of the classic ‘Glass’, the brand new ‘Sleeper’ and a remix of forthcoming album track ‘I Party All the Time’. I could probably talk forever about my excitement, remember this is the band which spawned Entertainment, one of the greatest albums of all time.

Pop over to the Guardian Music Blog to stream or download the EP as well as hear the bands take the EP and new album.

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Pay By Tweet: ASIWYFA + Squarehead

Two or Ireland’s finest emerging talents ASIWYFA and Squarehead are giving away two remarkable tracks for the price of a single post on your twitter or facebook, simple as that.

‘Pay By Tweet’ to grab ‘Baseball Ghosts’ taken from Squarehead’s forthcoming debut album, out in early 2011 from here. ‘Straight Through The Sun’ is the latest offering from Northern 4-piece ASIWYFA. This one-off single will be the last new material before ASIWYFA release their second album in spring 2011. Grab it here.

Catch ASIWYFA live as part of the FMC Tour which hits The Dew Drop (Kill) and Whelan’s (Dublin) this weekend.

Squarehead – Baseball Ghost via Richter Collective

And So I Watch You From Afar – Straight Through The Sun via Soundsgoodtometoo

Video: Klaxons – Twin Flames

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Klaxons have just dropped the video to their latest single ‘Twin Flames. It’s a slightly weird depiction of a conjoined orgy, whatever your into I guess?

‘Twin Flames’ is taken from Surfing The Void and Klaxons play Dublin’s Tripod on November 23rd.