Following on from their self titled debut album Sound Of Silver felt like LCD Soundsystem’s first fully realised album and would catapult James Murphy from being a guy regarded as having an amazing record collection to a self-conscious songwriter capable of delivering a classic.
Sound Of Silver still retains the spirit of the original but refines the concept allowing for songs that still draw heavily on the disco-punk explosion of the late-’70s from bands such as ESG but also feels fresh, modern and capable of standing on its own.
The album is at heart a dance floor album with more than half of the tracks coming in at over six minutes but still has the craft to end with the laid back ‘New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.’ A tribute to a city that is at the heart of music, but that is apparently dragging James Murphy down. ‘New York’ swaps out the cowbells and disco beats for simple piano that gives way, in the end, to head-banging guitars; a perfect way to end a nearly perfect album.
We are delighted that we will be joined at our London event by Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem member Al Doyle who will be interviewed by Gabriel Szatan discussing life on the road with LCD and the inner workings of two of the finest electronic bands in the world.
Join us at one of our worldwide events to hear this album as never before.
Time & Date: Sunday May 20th 2018 16:00 – 19:00
Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: £12 plus booking fee in advance soon
Presenter: Gabriel Szatan with Al Doyle
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
Date and Time: Sunday May 6th 2018, 4pm – 6pm (doors open at 3pm)
Tickets: 50/100NOK in advance here.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio: Cartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon Auris, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.
Date and Time: Sunday May 13th 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 – $7 in advance here
Presenter: Joe Lapan
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor, Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
Date and Time: Sunday May 20th 2018 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA
Tickets: $5 in advance soon
Presenter: Chris O’Shea
Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:
Speakers: Klipsch Heresy II, Turntable: Rega Planar 3 TT, Preamplifier: Croft Acoustics Micro 25 Power amplifier: Rega Maia 3, Cables: Cardas and The Chord Company.
Date and Time: Sunday May 20th 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $6 in advance soon
Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records
Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables