2010’s masterful This Is Happening opens with ‘Dance Yrself Clean’, featured previously on this blog. It includes the lyrics,
Every night’s a different story
It’s a thirty car pile-up with you
Everybody’s getting younger
It’s the end of an era, it’s true
The last of which seems especially appropriate, given that tonight LCD Soundsystem will play their final no-holds-barred Madison Square Garden show (you can watch it live over at Pitchfork). As a late-comer to the LCD party, I don’t feel entirely like my grief over the loss of the band is justified, but what the hell.
They were a fantastic band that was a class act both in and beyond their music. They will be missed, but while most bands fade away into obscurity, chasing past glories, Murphy and his crew are going out on top, in maybe the biggest and best possible way they know: throwing one last show-to-end-all-shows for their fans.
A few goodies are included below; first is the video that made me a believer in the band:
The other is a really well-done video for the closing track on their most recent (and last) album: