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LCD Soundsystem Get Lost in Space

Murphy and co. shine in the vid for "North American Scum," from the upcoming Sound of Silver.

It’s one small step for LCD Soundsystem, but a giant leap for audiencekind. James Murphy, the unassuming mastermind behind one of 2005’s hottest albums (LCD Soundsystem’s eponymous debut), returns for more trippy on-beat grooves with offbeat lyrics on the forthcoming Sound of Silver.

The video for “North American Scum” finds Murphy and mates engaging in some lunar lunacy: claiming the moon for DFA with a planted flag, shredding guitar in zero gravity, and engaging in some karate-style choreography. And could the silver spacesuits be another homage to the previously name-checked Daft Punk? We’re thinking in those foil get-ups, they could easily pass for one-fifth of the dancers from the classic “Around the World” video. Sound of Silver will gleam from shelves March 20 on DFA/Capitol Records.

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LCD Soundsystem – “North American Scum” WINDOWS MEDIA | QUICKTIME

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